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Best calamari Fritti, or fritto misto

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After a day outdoors, for some reason my friends and I are often in the mood for really good fried calamari and good wine. Would love to find very crisp, light, greaseless, fritto misto style, with fresh artichokes, fennel, onions, lemon, etc.

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  1. Zuni's fritto misto is great. Ingredients vary daily.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I looked for fritto misto at Zuni last week but it wasn't on the menu. Do you know how often they have it?

      1. re: Mick Ruthven

        Huh, maybe it's not a regular item any more. They didn't have it the other night, and it's not on menupages.com's 2/12/08 sample menu.

    2. Bistro Don Giovanni on Highway 29 at the south end of the Napa Valley has the best fritto misto that I've tried.

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      Bistro Don Giovanni
      4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA

      1. When it's on the menu, Sociale's is great. Sometimes it's just veggie fritto misto, other times I think I've had some calamari too.

        1. The salt & pepper squid at Yuet Lee in Chinatown gets my vote for best.

          Of course, no wine, cash only, and you'll be under the glare of fluorescent lights in one of Chinatown's ugliest restaurants (and that's saying something), but it's still oddly my favorite...

          1. About this time last year at Pizzaiolo I had one with artichokes, olives and Meyer lemons that was delicious.

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            Pizzaiolo
            5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609