This is a great restaurant in the spirit of a good time, an exciting atmosphere, and fun. And they serve great, fresh food. Their house wine is a great addition to the table. My only issue is the waiting process: I'd like to see a better way to contain my kids and friends as we wait. Perhaps fresh bread to hold us over, and the ability to make reservations would be nice. I used to know them for their 'singing wait staff' which was always fun, but I haven't seen that in a while.\r
As to the atmosphere, it's noisy but not loud; I can have a conversation too, and there is lots of movement, both are great for bringing the kids. I don't have to worry about spills on the table..., and I'm not rushed off my table either (refreshing). It's beautiful inside.\r
Actually, I think it is romantic, in a fun Italian sort of way. We went there BC (before kids) and found the atmosphere and even the noise, to be a fun date. Romantic doesn't have to be quiet and formal and dark.\r
Go - have fun, and eat well!
Pros: Good Food, fun atmosphere.
Cons: Waiting time during rush hours - but fast compared