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Downtown Mesa’s American wine bistro is mixing it up with home-style cuisine in the morning and Mediterranean must-haves at night. Order everything from Belgian waffles and biscuits and gravy to crisp romaine salad and buttered gnocchi. 270 W. Main St., Mesa, 480.649.6476, www.ilvinaio.com.
Don’t Miss Dish: Fill up on fat noodles baked with Parmesan, fontina, mozzarella and spicy cappicola before delving into dessert. —Christine Whitton