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Best calamari Fritti, or fritto misto

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Armoise Mar 9, 2008 10:46 PM

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.

  1. Robert Lauriston Mar 10, 2008 09:04 AM

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

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      Mick Ruthven Mar 10, 2008 09:38 AM

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

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        Robert Lauriston Mar 10, 2008 11:34 AM

        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. kungful Mar 10, 2008 11:28 AM

      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

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        SteveG Mar 10, 2008 11:54 AM

        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.

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          epicurious_sf Mar 14, 2008 10:53 AM

          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. Ruth Lafler Mar 14, 2008 02:31 PM

            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

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