The wife and I finally checked this place out, based on two things- many positive reviews online, and our general disappointment with Italian food here in Orlando. IMO, this place lived up to it's good reviews. Just one minor mishap, some of the seating there is very strange, very high uncomfortable chairs. They went for form over function. They look nice and trendy, but sacrifice comfort in the process. In any case, we asked the hostess if we could move to "ground floor" seating and she happily obliged. (Or else I would have subtracted a star from this review)
but that was the only thing not to our liking. The service level was insane, very good waiter, checked on us to the point of being annoying, but that is good IMO. Staff whisked away used plates right after your last bite, refilled water and wine while still half full. Waiter was friendly and attentive, the service was like a five star restaurant. (I don't give five star reviews unless the place is totally insane in absolutely every respect).
Food was great, full flavored, a bit salty, which is good for me, as I like salty foods, but I know some need to watch their salt/sodium intake. We had the salmon crupa(ceviche like preparation), eggplant soup, escarole caesar salad, gnocchi, meatballs, and veal scallopini. All were very good. The wine list is all Italian regional wines, but contains many reasonably priced choices, we went for a bottle of "Primativa" for $28 dollars. It was a great wine and a sick deal, half the price of most places for a good bottle of wine.
So yeah, aside from some of the funky seating, I would highly recommend this place.
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