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Holy Ravioli! Sounds like something Batman would say, but take it literally this time. This new pasta shop is set up like a Baskin-Robbins store, only the freezer containers are filled with ravioli instead of ice cream. There aren't 31 flavors, but you can choose pasta pockets filled with black beans, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, vegetables, or veal--as well as concoctions called "quesadilla" and "cheeseburger" and a variety of other flavors. Ravioli runs from $6 to $8 a pound, unfilled pasta is only $3.50 to $4.50 a pound, and it's all made right there in the back of the shop. So are the sauces--chipotle cream (good on the Mexican-inspired pastas), spicy arrabiatta, fresh tomato-basil, and Alfredo, to name just a few. Grab a bag of field greens, a loaf of Empire Bakery bread, and some Dallas made cheese, and you've got a gourmet-quality dinner in a McDonald's minute.

--Mary Brown Malouf

Holy Ravioli, 4445 Lovers Lane, 696-3993.

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