I have been going to the Noodle for years. It's probably my favorite restaurant on the North Shore. Everyone we've ever recommended it to has also loved it. This is not a traditional Italian restaurant, but a place to get extremely fresh pasta and other great entrees. Everything is reasonably priced, considering the large portions. In my mind, it's the perfect neighborhood spot -- tasty, casual, and not too expensive. If you're watching calories, keep away from the garlic bread.
Pros: Fresh pasta, Casual, Reasonably priced