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Tuesday at La Dolce Vita's

On Tuesday nights at this airy, upscale Little Italy spot, dinner is free for females with the purchase of a drink -- any drink, from a glass of California Zinfandel ($5) to a Pepsi ($1.50). The Girls' Night Out is smaller than the regular menu, but the ingredients and highly refined preparations are the same. Choose from a list of pasta dishes that includes pesto linguine and pasta primavera. Pizza selections include the "verdi quadro fromaggio," a sumptuous thin-crusted pie with four different cheeses, and the "greco," which comes topped with spinach, artichokes, feta, and mozzarella cheeses. Be sure to tell the hostess you're there for Girls' Night Out.