Let me be absolutely clear. If you are expecting American Italian with huge portions of mass produced pasta you are going to be disappointed. If you expect cheap American Italian wine at 6 bucks a glass you are going to be disappointed. And it seems that some of the reviewers here expect just that. Hence the two star reviews. However, this is a destination restaurant as evidenced by the numbers eating there and lingering over coffee and drinks. That is not the behaviour of disgruntled clientele but of satisfied customers.
First, this is not Italian it is Sicilian. For the geographically challenged, Sicily is an island off the coast of Italy. The food is distinctly different as explained on their promo card. One if the key influences was immediately apparent in the bread and olive oil where the oil was flavoured with Zatar- an Eastern Mediterranean flavouring.
From the appetisers we tried, the bruschetta with ricotta stood out as well as the fennel flavoured salami. Salt cod croquettes were also well seasoned and tasty.
The main course beef ragu was superb as was the ravioli with sausage. The portions are not huge by usual American standards - but do we really need to doggy bag everything ?
We had two outstanding desserts - the doughnuts filled with ricotta served with a warm chocolate sauce - as light and fresh as could be - and a chocolate soufflé. Both excellent.
The Sicilian wines were very good - a rich Pinot Grigio particularly pleasant - and we indulged in a grappa and dessert wine as a fitting end to a superb meal.
The owner Melissa was there that night and apologised for a delay in serving our main course as they were two staff short. This is someone with a passion for the food and with a vision of what she wants us to experience.
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