The food is exceptional. They have some great salads, and offer them all in small, medium, and large (huge!). The pizzas are all quite tasty, and the pasta dishes are creative. The theme of the menu is hard to classify. Nouveau Italian? Italian-California-Fusion?
On a budget, I often go with my wife and share a wonderful coconut milk green-curry mussel appetizer and a large boo-berry salad with fresh blueberries, caramelized walnuts, and chevre. The whole meal comes out to less than $20 and is quite satisfying. They don't charge for corkage, so we can bring our own bottle of wine.
This is one of those places where I send my friends from out of town to experience affordable yet memorable Bay Area dining. You definitely wouldn't find this kind of restaurant anywhere else.
Pros: Free Corkage, Vegetarian Options, Tasty Food
Cons: Tough Parking, Often a wait