It's been hard finding good Italian food in Portland. But I've arrived and found the little mecca that hearkens back to my boyhood in Brooklyn.
It was just after opening for the dinner trade so my pal and I were in there by ourselves. The waitress offered a good deal of attention, even allowing my to order off the menu without getting in my face. I got one meatball and one sausage (instead of 2 meatballs). At another downtown place that offers veloce
service, I got nothing but attitude and a buck-fiddy added to my bill. Here, they just did me a favor.
My buddy and I ate like little kids at grandmother's Sunday dinner! For one thing, you really gotta love Italian/American style sauce, because if you don't you're not going to really get it. Think Robert DeNiro eating pasta with Bruno Kirby in the Godfather II.
Pros: Yummy Food, Flexible with Menu, Attentive Service
Cons: , Small Antipasto, No Romantic companion