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Since then, we have made our way there several times. I have also gone there on dates and with visiting family. To start off, I absolutely love the atmosphere, its dark and mellow in traditional Italian style. The ambiance is incredible and I always feel like I could hide in there and no one would be able to find me. They also have outside seating which is great as well, save some of the traffic noise from the street, buses in particular. The staff has always been incredible there. They are all very friendly and sociable when necessary. Their timing is usually very well played.
The food, oh the food! I have yet to be disappointed! They bring fresh bread to the table and the appetizers run between $9 and $15. I have tried the Carpaccio di Manzo, Bresaola, Parma & Bufala, and Bruschetta. They are incredible and although I haven't decided on a favorite, I tend to lean toward the Carpaccio and Bresaola. The Caprese Salad was delicious as well.
The entrees run between $20 and $30. I try and steer clear of pasta even though I love it but most entrees come with a side of penne. I have ordered both the Chicken Marsala and the Lemon Chicken, both of which left me pleasantly surprised. Mercedes really enjoyed the Chicken Caprese as well.
Although I have stuck with my beloved Chianti when dining there, their menu boasts "The Best Pasta and Martini's in Town!" I may have to consider that when I return. I did try to order lemoncello but I was advised that it, "wasn't ready yet." That's right, they make their own lemoncello and it takes about eight weeks. I am eager to try it in the very near future.
Also worth mentioning is they currently have a promotion - from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, everything on the menu is half-price (except the wine, although house wine is included). If you love Italian food, this is a great place and the best time to go stuff your face.