This restaurant was pretty good overall. The staff was friendly and polite, but not the fastest. The free bread was also decent, though it was rather basic and it was a touch stale. The prices were perhaps a bit too high but not outrageously so. I got the chicken parmesan and was pleased with it. The chicken was cooked nicely and not too dried out (as is frequently the case with chicken parmesan at restaurants) and the red sauce was different from your typical restaurant marinara (and in my opinion much better than a typical marinara). Overall I was pretty pleased with this place and would go back.
Four of us had dinner on a Saturday night. Food and service were both excellent. One had a margarita pizza and reported that the flavor and consistency were to his liking. I can't comment on it as I didn't taste the pizza; I was too busy eating my whole wheat penne with broccoli, seasoned with sun dried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil, topped with blackened salmon. I love to cook and this sort of dish is the kind I like to make at home. They did it perfectly, with crisp broccoli, a nice flavor balance, and properly blackened salmon. Another had fettuccine Alfredo and said she was quite happy with it. Lastly, my wife had a Greek salad with grilled chicken. Again, it was enjoyed. Service, once we were seated, was timely, not intrusive, just there when we needed it. Restaurant was very busy and somewhat noisy but we were able to have a lively dinner conversation. The only negative was the at the beginning. We made a 7:00 PM reservation and were not seated until 7:35 PM. Many people were crowding in the entrance way, likewise upset about the wait; however the manager explained to me that Open Table had made too many spots available, more than the restaurant could handle. The manager, whose name I failed to get, comped us with two appetizers as an apology. I really appreciate his efforts. As the Bard said, "All's well that ends well."
Totally underrated Italian eatery with delicious authentic food in a casual yet inviting atmosphere.