Cafe Bionda is the type of neighborhood Italian restaurant that won’t piss anyone off. The dishes are consistently good, with things like pastas, steaks, and entrees that are ideal for sharing. The dimly lit dining room might lead you to believe this place is formal, but the massive fake swordfish on the wall and the random juxtaposition of INXS and Dean Martin on the playlist aren't, and give this spot the added bonus of having a conversation starter. There’s also a separate bar with a big TV, perfect for excusing yourself from a boring family dinner to catch the end of whatever game happens to be on.
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