This recently opened small restaurant is trying very hard to make an impact in a town already crowded with mediocre restaurants; so far, so good. It's a charming, bright spot, where one can dine inside or outside, and it is across the street from Solvang's well attended PCPA outdoor summer theater. The chef is Italian and the pasta dishes are probably the best things on the menu. That said, the menu is very small and limited. There is one appetizer and three salads (two green, one Caesar); there is no soup or any fish dish. We found this odd, as most main courses here also come with a side salad. Bread is not served separately, but occasionally accompanies a dish, well toasted and tasty. The risotto is one of the best I've had, but it was supposed to come with a 5oz. filet steak, which I ordered rare - the "steak" was little bites of overcooked meat, but still tender. There is a nice selection of local wines. We did not have dessert, as there is no coffee available - only espresso or cappuccino. The service was a bit "too" good, meaning the server/owner seemed so anxious to please that she hovered around our table which we found distracting. Would try this place again, but if it doesn't up it's game, we won't go very often.
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