The Burlington, VT area doesn't have too many Italian restaurants, but a few: Far and away the best: Trattoria Delia. It's got the ambiance, the menu and most of the wait staff that I've encountered, really care about their work. Also very good - and, unlike Trattoria Delia, open for lunch: Cannon's. Not a huge menu, but someone in the kitchen has done their homework, and is willing to push the envelope. Well worth the trip out on North Ave.