Had reservations with another couple and based on a previous experience wasn't surprised by the noise level or crowds. Newbies should be aware that it's crowded (but looks like renovations are under way) and difficult to hold a conversation (especially at the bar). However, not being seafood eaters, my husband and I were disappointed with the limited selection. I would agree with an earlier posting, that the alternative choices to the seafood dishes were items you could find elsewhere, cheaper. In the future, I would pass on a full meal and stay at the bar for drinks and their delicious fried olives.
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