This is a welcome new addition to the ever growing number of fine restaurants on this stretch of Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. There's a nice little outdoor patio we would have sat in instead of eating inside on a nice summer Saturday night, but there was a wait for those tables. They don't take reservations, so prepare to wait on busy nights. Their salads are very good, especially the one with the tastiest fresh mozzarella I've ever had. The gnocci with tomato cream sauce and sausage bits was a little rich for us after we had filled up on salad and appetizers, but was great as leftovers heated up the next day. I had the fresh spaghetti with truffles and cheese special. Although tasty, the pasta had a slightly dry, gummy texture, and there were not many pieces of the small, paper-thin slices of truffles. I think if the pasta was moistened with more oil, that would have helped. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert, so no reviews for them here. It was too dark inside, which may be OK in a bar, but not in a nice restaurant where you want to see what you're ordering and eating, and when you want to see your dining companions. The place was full, but we still thought the food was too slow to come to our table. They should put more bread on the table (there wasn't much until we asked for more), so we wouldn't notice the wait so much. We will certainly return again to try more of the menu.
Pros: Great salads, great service, ample parking
Cons: Dark interior, food was too slow