Once again, you (collectively) have chosen Gavi as your favorite Italian restaurant. Gavi has four locations (three small trattoria types and one larger Piazza Gavi, which is the only one open for lunch and the only one that offers pizza). What a menu! Spaghettini, fettuccine, mostaccioli with an array of sauces (try the spaghettini with clams), baked pastas, ravioli, chicken, pork, veal and seafood entrées ... and a wine list so long it takes two waiters to bring it to the table (not really, but there are more than 150 choices). The servings are large, and the atmosphere is, well, let's just say you might think you're in NYC's Little Italy or Boston's North End, or Rome. Gavi doesn't take reservations, but there is a call-ahead list.
Vivace, 4310 N. Campbell Ave., 795-7221
3. Caruso's, 434 N. Fourth Ave., 624-5765
Sign of the impending apocalypse: Olive Garden (15 votes), Chef Boyardee (one vote)