I used to live not one block away from this fabulous resturant. Me and my husband would often come here on a whim. The staff, for the most part, accepted us in our blue jeans and track jackets. I was also impressed that were were often times able to be seated right away even around 7pm on a weekend night.
The food is amazing. I had a terrible habit of ordering the salmon farfalle almost every time I went. Many of the pasta dishes are also surprisingly affordable. You'll want to save room for dessert though. I melted everytime I bit into one of their delicious traditional cheesecake, tiramisu, or creme broulee desserts. It's almost worth going back to San Diego for!