A terrific little trattoria off the beaten track in Cambridge, over by Fresh Pond. Family owned and operated, the atmosphere is cozy and rustic, and the service is old school traditional (I was even gently scolded for not removing my hat after being seated!)...The way the smooth 1950s jazz and classic aroma of garlic cooked in olive oil commingled in the air, I knew right away that I was in for a very pleasurable dining experience.\r
Salads made with wonderfully fresh, simple ingredients, homemade pasta cooked to perfection (i.e. 'al dente'), a tantalizing variety of seafood and lean meats - plus a wine list with everything from select yet affordable table wines to the most extravagant Barolos and Brunellos, this place is really everything you could want in an authentic home style trattoria: vibrant, healthful, flavorful food, honestly and skillfully prepared in the Italian tradition. Bravissimo! Next time I'll make sure to get dessert!
Pros: Superb Italian cuisine, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.