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The home of the giant meatball is introducing a new plus-sized appetizer to the Buffalo area: a pizza-sized chicken Parm. Lackawanna red-sauce destination Mulberry Italian Ristorante has retooled its menu – and its kitchen – to add an expanded array of housemade pasta specialties. A round little ravioli called occhi has made the menu, served cacio e’ pepe, in a chees…

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Fresh pasta is a daunting task for restaurants, requiring significant investments. Sometimes it requires expensive equipment, but it always demands cooks skilled in forming its shapes and cooking them in the narrow time window fresh pasta allows. Here’s to places that make housemade pasta a priority. 1) Ristorante Lombardo, 1198 Hertel Ave., 879-4291 Pasta dish: Tonarel…

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Elmwood Village mainstay Nektar Ambrosia is closing for good on Sunday.Owner Stavros Malliaris has sold the building at 451 Elmwood Ave., and is moving back to Greece, he said.Sunday will be the last day of regular service. He invited customers to stop by for a snack and a drink on July 8, from 5 p.m. or so, to say goodbye.Malliaris declined to identify the restaurant’s ne…