My husband and I went here with another couple this past Friday night based on a recommendation from a family member. We got there at about 7:30pm and were prepared to wait because of what the person who recommended it said, I had also read the reviews on here in advance. We waited about 45 minutes but we decided to stay because of the lovely smells wafting out the door, and we figured all these people must lineup for something good.
Once we got our table the service was great, we were offered drinks within the first five minutes, I asked about the specials because I heard about the ribs which of course are not on the menu, they were in fact on special. We took some time deciding but two people ordered ribs and spaghetti, one ordered veal picatta, I ordered ravioli and meatballs and we split some salads to start. We didn't wait long for the salads and they were fabulous, I had tomato & onion which is a personal favorite and I believe hard to accomplish as it is so simple but it was lovely! There was some wait between our first course and the entree but definitely well worth it, even welcomed as portions were large so it was nice to space out the meal. The meatballs were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The ribs smelled and looked amazing, and there was not an uneaten rib left on the table. This was pure comfort food, I know I'm going to crave it again soon.
The ambience is a cozy family restaurant, it is very small and there is a wait to get in but it is SO worth it. Definitely a place to go with close friends and family, take your time and have an enjoyable meal. I didn't really know what we were getting into after reading the past reviews but I'm glad I looked past them and gave it a chance. As for Rosa, she served us the whole time, she was very friendly and cracked some funny jokes. There were two birthdays while we were there and for both of them the whole restaurant chimed in and sang "happy birthday".
To end a fantastic meal we all split a piece of strawberry cheesecake and tiramisu, they were both great but I highly reccommend the cheesecake, it was so light and fluffy, like no other cheesecake I've had.
I can't wait to return soon :)