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Former Al di La cook Michael Scognamiglio learned well from his mentor and former boss John Marshall. When it comes to good food, check your ego at the door and focus on the simple, fresh ingredients at hand. Pork, polenta, and eggplant parmesan find their way on to a menu of southern Italian specialities that is full of value. Another lesson he learned well — excellent food, good prices, and genuine hospitality add up to a place people will return to again and again.

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