We recently met some friends near BART before going to a movie nearby. This was the great location - convenient, just across from BART, easy access, and some outside seating! We did not have reservations, but there was a perfect corner table for the four of us - and we were immediately seated. Please note that there are only two tables outside - and it is crowded and you are right next to a noisy, busy street. But the four of us enjoyed the location of the table and were willing to be crowded for our quick dinner in the Cafe portion of the restaurant. Besides, watching all the people go by is part of the ambiance of this place.
We ordered three appetizers (flatbread with ciccioli, salumi platter, almonds & marinated olives) and a bottle of a tasty Italian wine. The wine was great, and the appetizers were quite delicious, but small. They were probably meant to be shared by two people rather than four. That being said, we felt they were a bit pricey for the amount of food.
We also ordered the following entrees: penne alla bolognese, roast rock cod (2X), roast hen with Cannellini beans. All of us enjoyed our food and our service from our nice waiter with the accent!
We liked this restaurant and would return. But there are so many other great eateries on this street and nearby, we might try a different one before returning to this one. A good stop. Glad we went there for dinner. Total cost for the food listed above, plus tip: $180 for four.
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