I had a similar experience to Putnam. My girlfriend and I, both casually dressed, decided to try this place out late on a Saturday night since it's in my neighbourhood and all, and were greeted with basically a "what? you didn't *call* beforehand?!?" Funny, since there were two free tables and at least one of them wasn't reserved (ours).
We ordered a pasta each, neither of us having a large appetite that night, and my Linguine Fumate (linguine with smoked duck breast) was delicious. Smoky, sweet, and creamy. Definitely a must-try. Her Spaghettini Bolognese was also good, not overwhelmed by the meat or tomato like at other places, and a nice balance of sweet and wine-y. Both pastas were cooked quite al dente, which I personally like.
The service on the other hand, was consistent with how we were greeted. We had to ask for bread and the waiter gave some lame excuse about "oh, I think we *just* ran out - it's been a busy night" but of course, magically found some. We had to ask to fill her water and our food took about 20 minutes.
The ambience was comfortable, with olive hued walls, tiled floors, and subdued lighting. It was loud however, so maybe not a place for a quiet romantic dinner -- more like a romantic dinner in an Italian kitched at suppertime. Still, a good restaurant should provide all guests with equal hospitality, and that certainly wasn't the case for us. Although I'll be back for another, more complete meal, first impressions are a killer.