This local chain offers a wide array of fresh-tasting Italian comfort food. A mozzed-up salad ($4.50-$6.95) topped with kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes is delicious, and a garlicky dressing adds punch to a simple spinach salad ($3.95-$6.75). Though the sea creatures in the spaghetti fra diavolo ($9.25) didn't score a knockout, the spicy tomato sauce had just the right flavor. Not only will you find plenty of pastas with chicken and meat, Pastini has a slew of veggie options, too. (JC)