I just got back from this restaurant with my boyfriend. We had heard about the $57 per person nine course tasting menu and had prepared ourselves for that by eating very little all day (we heard it was very filling). We ordered the $57 tasting menu and a bottle of red wine. They will ask you about likes/dislikes/allergies before serving the courses. The wine list is extensive and has a good selection of Italian wines at various price points.
We had a selection of 3 antipastos, 1 pasta, 1 gnocchi, 1 meat, and 1 dessert. Our favourite was the homemade rotini pasta with smoked pigs cheek and goat ricotta cheese. Also worth noting were the antipastos and the dessert which was a cannelloni pastry with cheese filling and lemon creme.
Service was great. The menu is small but there are a lot of specials on a black board and all the specials were explained once we were seated. Our server was also very helpful with choosing a wine. Each course was explained to us when it was served. Water and wine were refilled throughout the evening.
The place is very small and the tables are very close together but I did not feel it to be bothersome. The decorations are simple but the place is comfortable.
The seven courses took us just over 2 hours to finish. The courses were well spaced apart with enough time to enjoy the flavours and not feel rushed. When we received our bill, we were expecting to pay $57/person, but I guess because we did not have time to get our full 9 courses (it was 8:25 when we arrived), we were only charged $40 each. I think $40 for a very filling and high quality 7 course meal is good value. I would return for the great food and possibly try some of the pastas on special on the board, many of which seemed to be under $20.