Atmosphere is loud (busy) and dimly lit. I went there with a bunch of friends and we were seated in a private room, but we sort of took it as the boondocks! On the positive side, you can order half orders of the pasta for those who want to control their calories. The food is good, but not a place I just HAVE to go back to. The one thing that really irritated me about Ristorante Capellini was that I work across the street and asked if they do take-out and they said sure and when I got the bill, there was an additional charge for the takeout. I know they have to pay for the plastic containers, but they don't charge me for that same container if I eat in and want to take home a doggie bag. Honestly, I can't remember how much it was, and probably it wasn't much, just the principle of the thing. It was months ago and I haven't been back since, though I get out of work every week just the right time for a takeout dinner!