We dropped in recently to Morandi at 7:30 on a Saturday night. They had a table for us! The food was absolutely delicious, starter, pasta, lamb shank, dessert and coffee. And contrary to some reviews here, the service was superb. Our waiter was Italian, seemingly with all the time in the world for us. We asked questions, got recommendations, and he advised us in detail about menu choices and wine. Then I noticed the same careful attention to our neighbors' tables, all evening long. Assistant waiters were attentive but not intrusive. This was a delightful find. The sauces and menu choices, in general, conveyed a thoughtful kitchen, and reflected the best of Italian 'home' cooking.
Pros: delicious home-style Italian cooking
Cons: have to like the cellar-like ambiance