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Friday is the birthday of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564). Honor the artist with an Italian masterpiece of a meal at one of these five great local eateries:


46 W. Congress St. 628-1601, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

Casual downtown mainstay serves first-rate fare. Tagliatelle Panna, Prosciutto Cottoe E Funghi is a great choice.


627 S. Vine Ave., 792-3173, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays

Off-the-beaten-path deli and grocery is a true gem. Ultimate Roma sandwich is an Italian powerhouse.


7090 N. Oracle Road, 531-1913, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays

Classic, precise Italian fare. Ravioli Di Zucca and Tajarin con Gamberetti are just two of its many standouts.


4310 N. Campbell Ave., 795-7221, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

Long hailed as one of Tucson’s best restaurants for good reason. Veal Osso Bucco, Pork Saltimbocca, Tiramisu are stellar.


120 S. Houghton Road, 722-2722, 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays

Modest East Side eatery offers elegant, uncommonly good fare. Its Dolce is one of Tucson’s most sultry and sophisticated dessert treats.

Dine & Dash: Italian masterpieces

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