Cucina! Cucina! is loud. And crowded. And full of executive types who unwind by talking loudly. But the food is excellent. They do their best to customize your dishes to your liking -- whether you want extra garlic or some more dressing on your salad. The tirimisu is, actually, excellent, and possibly the best I've had in any restaurant. Also, you can put yourself on a waiting list for a seat if you call ahead. If you can take the noise, take the trip downtown.