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Places 2 Check Out: Scampi

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How many different establishments can you count that have called the popular location at 425 South Virginia Street home? Board of Trade, Adele's, Amendment 21 come to mind. Well now, when you come to this popular location, you're eating at Scampi.  

Ray Salaho has been in the restaurant business since 1983 when he opened Cafe Ray on the corner of Lakeside and Moana. And when this location became available he just couldn't resist.  "Not because I'm overly smart, but because I love this building. It's been a Reno tradition for so long."

And since Ray loves scampi he decided to create an Italian restaurant that specializes in the traditional prawn dish of lemon and garlic but with a twist. "But now you can have scampi anyway you want. Five-six different styles just to start."

Chef Donato Partipilo has cooked at many Italian restaurants in town. He now calls Scampi home. And he introduces us to two of the most popular dishes on the menu. "We have the classic scampi tradition which is an old Naples side of town, garlic, olive oil, white wine, lemon, prawns, linguini, fresh parsley. And then there's the one from the north with pesto Genovese, sun dried tomatoes, pin nuts and lemon too."

Lunches ranges from $8 to $12. Dinner tops out around $22. Reasonable prices to attract the thousands of people who work within walking distance of Scampi. "We are in the heart of the business district in Reno. We are catering primarily toward the business people."

For more information, go to www.scampireno.com 

Written By Wendy Damonte
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