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A year after opening, this low-key Italian trattoria has grown from corner panini slinger to neighborhood hub. The everyday-friendly prices may have something to do with it. Pastas like pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage and rigatoni pomodoro with burrata cost no more than $12. Panini stuffed with breaded chicken, prosciutto, carved turkey, or grilled Italian sausage are less than $9. That leaves plenty of wiggle room for an order of tomato bruschetta, a perfectly dressed Caesar salad that’s big enough for the table, and a gooey torta della nonna. Culinary ambition can be lacking—as can overall freshness—but the Venice regulars clutching their tumblers of BYO Chianti and twirling their spaghetti don’t seem to mind. » 1700 Lincoln Blvd., Venice (310-314-7275 or centannivenice.com). L-D daily. BYO. Italian    

 
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