Islands have given us rum, mysterious statues, and half the players in the Pac-12 -- and now, they're giving us dinner, at Zio Cecio, planning for a Friday soft-open. Cozy, casual, and named for owner/chef "Uncle Francesco", this Sardinian bistro sports an open kitchen so that "everyone can see and hear" everyone else, and authentic fixtures like Italian stucco, a custom-built bathroom sink made out of Modena marble, and glass tile from the company Francesco consults for, Marazzi: an Italian-owned outfit based in Sunnyvale, aka "The Cagliari of Pretty Close to Mesquite".
Warm up with traditional antipasti like Moscardini al Nero con Orzo (baby octopus w/ squid ink & orzo pasta), Cozze Agli Agrumi e Vinello (mussels in citrus & white wine), and a mix of fried calamari and fresh seafood called Fritto di Paranza (clearly no one told Sardinia that Frittos go with bean dip). Then, go all-in on mains including Mezzaluna alla Fonduta di Pistacchio (seafood- and ricotta-filled ravioli in a 'stachio cream sauce), De Mele Noci e Funghi Porcini (apple, walnut & porcini 'shroom risotto), and Nodino di Maiale alla Pappa Reale: Berkshire pork chop in a honey reduction, a delicious way to eat Warren Buffett's plan to save the economy.
If your world is flat, go for a wood-fired pizza topped with ingredients like smoked salmon, prosciutto, and rocket -- also a screen pass you wouldn't throw to a Pac-12 islander, because they pretty much all play defensive tackle.