Eating a bowl of pasta and drinking wine is one of life’s greatest combinations, up there with sleeping in and Sundays, or Dev Patel and any pair of eyes ever. But with its low corkage fee and casual atmosphere, Fritto Misto in Santa Monica does the impossible - it takes the combo to new heights.
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