Heard endless praises of this place from Italian locals. Our car was valet parked & our coats checked, we were seated in the BACK of the restaurant. Our waiter took his time taking our drink orders ('97 Italian red was good). He dropped off a bread basket which we devoured because they took so long bringing the menu. The salad I ordered was nothing special, mushrooms from a can (ew), very bland and served in ugly bowls - no worth $9. I asked for balsamic vinegar, it was acidic and cheap. For dinner I order linguine w/ red clam sauce, the pasta was perfect and the sauce was flavorful but the clams tasted funny so I ate around them. My boyfriend ordered pasta fagioli and loved it. We didn't stay for dessert. The valet guy couldn't be bothered going out in the cold so he just pointed to our car.
Pros: pasta cooked right, good wine, valet parking
Cons: apathetic waiter, poor service, not best quality food