first is the decor, perfectly simple and appropriate to the fare. second is the staff, Owner Albano was ""into it"" working on hosting the evening and setting the president and with the attentiveness of Andrea who really knows his wine and how to make a customer feel welcome they make a powerful pair. We visited during dine in Brooklyn week and now have another new favorite spot in the neighborhood. The fig roll, the grilled fennel, the pork shoulder, the artichoke/mushroom lasagna, the seafood soup, the BREAD!!!, the orange cured olivesall wonderful. rarely do you have a dining experience so complete. for dessert we had the cheese plate and the panna cotta accompanied by 2 select dessert wines that Andrea recommended and was spot on again. To wrap. go to italy, eat and drink. come back and go here. then you'll really ""get it""
Pros: the people, the bread, the food
Cons: the price, the price, did I mention the $$$