This was my first visit for an early dinner, and I was so impressed upon walking in. You enter through the bar into a lovely dining area (2 separate rooms) with Mustard colored walls, mahogany chairs, white tablecloths, etc., onto a beautiful atrium (glassed in patio area) overlooking a Canal, with a lovely landscaped walking path, lighting at night. Floor to ceiling wide windows with a soothing, peaceful view of flowing water in the canal. OMG, AWESOME! I started with a glass of house Merlot, and wonderful warm, soft bread with creamy butter. The menu is so varied; great appetizers, salads, pastas, veal, chicken, fish options; so much to choose from. My house salad had the most wonderful house dressing; a tomato based, with olive oil and basil....so light, fragrant, the color of a Catalina dressing you buy at the grocery, but so flavorful and not overwhelming. My difficult choice of an entree' ultimately was the Lobster Ravioli....what a great choice. 4 Large Raviolis with Lobster chunks, and a creamy tomato cream sauce, great for dipping the warm bread served. Also, couldn't resist ordering a side of Angel Hair Pasta with Marina Sauce...way too much food, but had to try it all. Of course, have a LOT for meals tomorrow (and maybe Sunday) but it was worth the expense. This is not your typical inexpensive ""spaghetti & meatballs"" Italian restaurant, but well worth the investment for quality and quantity of food and ambience. Roxi was my server, and deserves a ""10"" for her delivery of attention. Unobrusive, but there when you needed her. There are so many enticing items on the menu I want to try...how many times can one eat out each week? This is a great place for an important business lunch, a girl's night out, or that very special SO or spouse night out, or group events, i.e. birthday's, anniversarys, etc. Whenever you go, make sure you ask for seating on the patio; even call ahead for reservations ; patio seating is a MUST. Can't wait to go back!
Pros: Food, Service, Ambience, Value