i love going to this little tiny place on lincoln. they have another location in westchester, but i'm afraid it won't be as good. its always packed, and you sit elbow to elbow with your fellow diners. but the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, so no one minds when you ask the diners next to you to please pass the balsamic.
portions are HUGE. not ridiculous over the top huge like C&O's, but still very big. i'm a fan of the eggplant mama mia, as well as the linguine pescatore. my husband, who doesn't like italian, will gladly eat here and order their great thin crust pizza.
they do not serve alcohol, so its bring your own. and even better, there's no corkage fee, so bring a bunch!
oh, almost forgot, the garlic oil and bread that they serve at the beginning of your meal is so good, but you'll reek of the good stuff for days! and its worth it!
GO GO GO!