Brandon has been raised on cheap Italian food. He knows fine food like a whino knows fine wine. I am writing this review from Florence, Italy right now and believe me, you have hit the real stuff. I have had the priviledge of working there when I was a teen. I can tell you the food is authentic, and the resteraunt is clean, real clean. And the clam chowder is the best I have had short of going to San Francisco. It is made from scratch too. FYI, Armando is from the old country.