AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Local hangout): Some Italian restaurants stick to the tried and true, but here I like the modern evolution - real creativity of the menu - which blends old and new.
With a large menu delivering old favorites and new variations, this place shows some real prowess turning out fresh ideas. The veal, homemade pasta and fresh seafood are standouts. A gurgling lion's head fountain, bronze chandelier and oversize oil paintings provide a wonderfully romantic Italian ambience. Equal to the food and décor, a most capable service staff works the dining rooms. Lunch is filled with office workers from nearby government buildings; at dinner its strictly locals. BYOB. The owner travels to Italy when necessary to get new ideas for the restaurant and to find modern menu inspirations.