is well known around town for terrific lunch specials, and the seafood black linguine lands squarely among them.
The Dish: Seafood Black Linguine ($12)
What's Inside: A lunch-sized portion of black linguine with a plentiful serving of clams, calamari, and shrimp topped with a zesty tomato sauce.
Eat this Because: The seafood is pretty standard at Mario's – pretty much always expertly done. The black linguine, with a consistency not unlike Japanese soba noodles, looks a little strange but tastes great in the tomato sauce, the flavor of which can be described as upbeat.
Side Dish: Skip the olive oil dip when your bread arrives. Save it to soak up the tomato sauce when your dish arrives.