We live about two blocks from this restaurant and often walk out to eat in the neighborhood but had not dropped by here because a couple people we know had told us it wasn't all that good. Recently we sent some visiting relatives here with their friends and they enjoyed it, so when we had visitors and it was a cold miserable night we decided to eat here and save steps in the cold and snow. It was an excellent choice.
The place is warm and cozy and not excessively noisy. We really hate noisy restaurants that make it hard for us to talk. The service was good and the owner dropped by midway to great the group.
I had veal piccata which is a favorite dish and it was beautifully prepared. I have had several mediocre meals at Italian restaurants in Chicago and so it was lovely to have a dish that didn't cheat with canned sauces but prepared it in the authentic manner. One other person in our group ordered the same dish and we both lapped up every bit of the sauce -- with bread or I even used the spaghetti spoon to get the last bit.
We will definitely put this restaurant on our list for those nights we want to run out and grab dinner; Tuesdays they have a two glasses of wine for the price of one deal.
Good food. Good service. Good restaurant.
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