There are prix fixe Luncheons for $16.95 and prix fixe Dinners for $21.95 served daily. A big 5-course Dinner is available for $35 per person.

Chef/proprietor Paul Caputo operates a bustling ode to Italian-American cuisine served in generous style. He previously operated Gina Marie’s Bella Vita in Mount Vernon. On one wall in the dining room is inscribed: “Chi mangia bene, viva bene” (If you eat well, you live well), and that’s the over-riding philosophy here.

Chef Caputo has a history of serving big portions of fresh made-to-order food – ‘family style’ some call it. Check out such specialties as: Spiedini ala Romana; his amazing garlic bread Paoliccimo with chopped broccoli rabe; chicken Caesar salad; zuppa di pesce over capellini; steak Campagnola; or giant veal chop Contadina. Great burgers and hero sandwiches, too.

Don’t worry; there are always plenty of doggie bags on hand for take home. On and off-premise catering. Chianti, 174 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe. (914-346-8844) www.ginamarieschianti.com

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Morris Gut is a restaurant marketing consultant and former restaurant trade magazine editor. He has been tracking and writing about the food and dining scene in greater Westchester for 30 years. He may be reached at 914-235-6591 or gutreactions@optonline.net