This is a neighborhood Italian restaurant but is worth the drive. Modo Mio serves expertly prepared pasta, great no-cream soups, healthy risottos, and fine entrees. Their prices are reasonable (pastas even at $10 - unheard of these days), and I've never had a bad meal. Their gnocci is the best I've had anywhere. Unlike other Palisades Italian eateries and strictly Italian- AMERICAN food, this is Italian at its best: well-executed, delightful, and refined food. If you are looking for cheese and red sauce, look elsewhere (though they have Veal or Chicken Parm on special every once in a while, which is to die for). The combination of quality and value (and lack of pretensiousness) is hard to beat! They usually serve free bruschetta or sauteed mushrooms with your meal, as well.