Newly renovated ristorante attracts those who enjoy great dining in the South Granville area. Italian is their specialty and no detail is missed when it comes to aromatic flavors, presentation in both the food and the décor.
Small and quaint place perfect for a table for two or a small gathering of great friends. Best time to be there is before 7-ish otherwise you could expect to wait in line on a Friday night.
I went there twice. The first time to check it out and see what the food was like there which was enough to organize a group to meet up for dinner for Singles Dine Out.
We had the special soup of the day, cream of asparagus that was rich and creamy and not salty followed by Insalata Mista (organic greens with vinaigrette dressing) and the Calamari Pizzaiola (squid sautéed in tomato sauce, capers, olives, garlic, and herbs). For the main course, the Scaloppini Di Pollo Con Carciofini (free range specialty chicken - thin slices of breast sautéed with butter, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, white wine and vegetables) and Filetto Di Rombo Alla Livornese (halibut filet lightly sautéed and drizzle with chardonnay, diced Roma tomatoes, capers, garlic, herbs, and vegetables). On a sweet note, homemade lemon tart and tiramisu.
Have food allergies? Let them know and the chefs will be able to accommodate your needs.
As great the food is, be aware for the weakness in service, as some of the servers are inexperienced. As mentioned before, arrive early to avoid disappointments or wait in line if you like standing.
If you plan to meet a group there, expect to have everything on one bill, as they do not have a system where they can cater to individual billing needs. If time is a concern, request your bill early as arrives in its own timely manner. This has been the common comment the singles had made. But if you are enjoying the company of a great date, perhaps it won’t matter when the bill comes. You may just order more wine.