My friend took me to try out this place because of their buy 1 get 1 free promotion for pasta. Basically you get 2 dishes of pasta and you get charged for the one with the higher price. Since you get 2 dish for 1, the value is definitely worth it. We paid $17.50 for 2 dishes. We went there on Saturday and there weren't too much customers. I would guess it's because it is still a new restaurant, not much people know about it.
I have never tried any authentic Italian pasta before, so I can't really say if the food is authentic or not. I am commenting the food based on its taste and how it was displayed. I have the Vongole, which is pasta with clams, garlic shoots and olive oil sauce. The clams were really fresh and juicy, which is the thing I like this pasta the most! They also have tomato cubes on the pasta, which is the negative part since I don't really like tomato. The garlic shoots were quite large in my opinion. They also added some kind of spice (red pepper i think), this makes the pasta taste a bit spicy. The taste was not bad, aside from the fact that it's kinda spicy. I would say their pasta was a bit too watery because there were lots of sauce at the bottom of the dish.
I wasn't sure was it was because there were only 2 tables at the time we arrived, their service was very good. The waitress was very nice and friendly, making us feel very comfortable eating at their restaurant. One of my friends is a vegetarian and cannot eat any green onion, onion and garlic. She has to make special request to her order and the waitress helped her make sure her food did not contain any onion, which I thought was very caring of her.
The ambiance was great! Again, I don't know if this was because there weren't too much customers by the time we went, the restaurant was very spacious. I would say it's a good place for chatting with your friends since it wasn't noisy at all.
The only thing that's bad about this place is its location. You can see the restaurant on Alderbridge, but it's hardly noticeable if you are not looking out the window. Plus the entrance is located on Alexandra Road, so you would have to drive all the way around to find parking and get to this restaurant.
Overall, I would rate this restaurant a 4/5. =]