There are sadly fewer and fewer owner/family run and owned ""mom and pop joints"" left - these places are were you generally get the best food, service and really feel at home if its your first visit or you feel like a member of a club when you go there. These places have the best atmospheres for a pleasure night of dining with friends or a loved one. The food and service is the same - it is because the owners lifeblood in invested in the place and they depend on your continued support. Amalfi has the very best starters anywhere in the southeast and as good as anywhere I have had - the calamari is world class along with the artichocks - all the rest is great too ,,, the main courses are unreal and you really have to return time and time again to try them all. The owners who cook there every night will make food to order too. Most of the desserts are home made too - the terimasu is to die for. GO HERE AND IT WILL BE YOUR SECOND HOME IN TOWN OR A HOME AWAY FROM HOME.
Pros: GREAT FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE - NO CHAIN - MOM AND POP
Cons: NEVER BEEN CONNED HERE