Italian in Belo Horizonte

Housed in a low-lit, high-ceilinged historic building, this trendy trattoria serves fresh pasta, salads (niçoise, shrimp-asparagus or pear-gorgonzola) and risotto (with porcini, black squid ink, or figs and prosciutto), along with three dozen different pizzas featuring homemade tomato sauce. The owner, born in Naples and raised in Milan, also fills his menu with authentic Italian desserts such as tiramisù.