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Avo Is At The Top Of Its Game Right Now

Chef Nick Lama is doing great things at his Uptown gem

Covered patio dining at Avo.
Covered patio dining at Avo.

This week Ian McNulty finds that Uptown Sicilian gem Avo is ascending to greatness: Chef Nick Lama's eatery "feels authentic and personal and at the top of its game" with an ambitious menu that "ups the ante" on familiar dishes from tuna crudo to charred octopus to a risotto with lobster and English peas that has the "delicate taste of spring." But don't miss the simple "spaghetti in spicy red sauce... or meatballs or linguine with clams," all of which "brings the menu back home." [Advocate]