Arguably one of the best restaurants in San Luis Obispo (I can say this as a local) for the money. Though the simple name can throw you, the food is REALLY good and what you would expect at a high end Italian eatery, but there is nothing stuffy about this place. Kids love it - it is very seriously family style, but nice. Incredible wine list to match and though the space is a bit small and the tables are close together, it is an authentic Italian experience. The wait staff are very well trained and knowlegeable both on the food and how it is prepared, but also on what wines will pare nicely with your selection.
One of my very favorite things about this restaurant is that they have two portion sizes. A small plate and a regular order of many of their house entree specialties. This allows me to watch my intake while not feeling I'm missing out. The soups are fresh and prepared from scratch daily - my favorite is the asparagus. They serve these tiny little garlicy rolls that are to die for, but you won't get them until you get your food ~ or they'd run out of rolls no doubt.
The pizza is so ridiculous, the ravioli de zucca is also sumptuous. My favorite thing is the grilled salmon, served with baby vegetables, it is consistently cooked to perfection. Great selection of desserts as well - including a killer Tiramisu.
Though a little hidden in the old Creamery, it is worth seeking it out ~ you won't be disappointed. Oh ~ did I mention that you can overhear the chefs speaking to each other in Italian in the back? Yeah - good sign!
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