We went to a quaint continental restaurant on the upper west side with some friends who enjoy Italian food. He writes for a food newsletter so I trust his judgment when it comes to ordering. We enjoyed a delicate small brick oven pizza as an appetizer with a crust that was crispy and light. I followed this up with an entrée of lasagna that was very unusual, since it was light, yet delicious and I could actually eat the whole entrée without that feeling of a bloated stomach. Definitely enough room for dessert.