The cozy banquettes are set off by the country chic decor and eclectic hand painted antique tables. Crystal chandeliers hanging from the vaulted ceilings and floor length windows overlook a busy intersection in this favorite Upper East Side neighborhood restaurant. An addiction for many begins with the crusty house baked bread served with marinated olives. Next indulge in any one of the memorable homemade pasta dishes. I especially enjoyed the bucatini pasta with sweet fresh lump crab. Indulge in desserts like a dense chocolate cake or a gourmet cheese platter delivered with plum jam. An extensive wine list and the attentive service add to the experience.