From Our Editors
In the kitchen of La Cucina Café, pots full of fresh pasta and house-made sauces simmer on the stove. Chefs whip up classic Italian cream sauce, pesto, and marinara to blanket dishes from penne primavera to chicken parmigiana. And they only pop in pizzas after diners customize crusts with such ingredients as genoa salami, kalamata olives, and hot banana peppers. The same ingredients tuck into wraps and Panini sandwiches. Even the desserts are decidedly Italian: there's cocoa-sprinkled tiramisu and a vanilla-bean gelato sundae topped with warm blueberry-and-peach compote.