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In summer, the pretty patio in the heart of Little Italy is one of the strip's quietest. It's also where you'll find decent (modern) Italian fare, a cut above most of the food in this very touristy 'hood. Pastas are handled with particular skill, such as the bracingly fresh lemon and basil linguine, and salads and mains, including the popular thick veal chop, are also consistently good. There's a new addition: a dark and cool little wine bar adjoining the dining room, where peek-a-boo windows offer a chance to clandestinely watch the parade outside. There's one curious thing about this longstanding spot: The wine list is much more extensive than the chalkboard lists, so you have to do a little probing to find the best match.