If you're tired of Italian restaurant clichés, you'll love this cozy, Euro-chic trattoria, with textured limestone walls complementing the hardwood floors, sleek bar, and sunny yellow walls. The food is just as unfussy and fresh. All the ingredients used by chef/owner Marion Gilchrist are of the highest quality, and the sauces are delicious without being overwhelming. You'll remember why such classics as chicken Parmesan or spaghetti Bolognese became popular in the first place and be dazzled by such creative dishes as scallops with couscous or crispy polenta with Gorgonzola cheese. Don't miss the tiramisu, wonderfully light with toasted hazelnuts and a dusting of espresso. The narrow room bustles with energy, especially on weekend pretheater evenings, but the staff never seems overwhelmed. Service is both knowledgeable and friendly.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010