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Hauling up through Little Italy. Couldn’t resist stopping by Landini’s Pizzeria, the most colorful eatery on India.

Of course the selection in the display cabinet is huge. Gotta be a dozen sliced-up pies in there, plus I could've got one of those giant bloated calzones.

But no. I wanted one of their pepperoni Siciliana slices ($3.25) and a squat little bottle of Orangina (“12 percent juice, 2 percent pulp"), the French soda (2.25).

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Colorful? You betcha. Blame the artist upstairs

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Would have ordered their combo deal: a slice and a glass of wine for $8.50, but I want to sit out at one of their red umbrella sidewalk tables, and the pizza guy Garrett says state rules make it illegal to drink alcohol on the sidewalk without a fence to protect the public from us brawling, wine-sipping pizza eaters.

Somebody needs to mention to the state booze people that we're in the civilized 21st Century already...

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Garrett hauls out my slice from reheating in the bottom oven

Still, sitting out here with the world and its dogs going by, chomping into this tender, crunchy, hot, 4x6x1-inch chunk of Sicilian pepperoni...

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...with the setting sun making it luminous, and sounds of the cooks inside yelling “Pepperoni!” “Calzone!”, is just great.

I could get used to this.

Check out Tin Fork November 29th. There’s more to this story…

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Landini's electric delivery bike

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