When we walked up to the glass entry door, my mother-in-law exclaimed," Look at all the junk." Well that is not necessarily a bad thing. The restaurant walls are covered with pictures of movie stars. Any space left over or maybe even over the pictures are plastic grape vines, wind chimes, mirrors, colorful neon and wallpaper borders. This is an entertaining atmosphere and highlighting this is the collection of crazy lamps. The lamps are embellished with every type of tassel, crystal, fringe, bead and feather imaginable. My wife added that if the lamp seemed too plain, they draped vines on it. The tables have various nostalgic theater memorabilia under glass and bar games and booklets with stories of the stars next to the grated cheese.
That brings up one important things about the restaurant, FOOD. Truly Delicious. The large menu consists mostly of Italian entrees. While you wait to be served, a complimentary seasoned hot cheese dip and fried noodles is brought by attractive black-hatted young ladies. The tomato sauce has a wonderful flavor and texture which my mother-in-law declared to be the best in the city (except her's and my wife's of course); a city full of good competitive Italian restaurants. The servings are very generous, even the meat portions of them. Some items come with a challenge to earn a free shirt if you can eat the whole serving. Fortunately the take home boxes help you survive until your next visit. I have never had room for dessert!
Entrees average about $16 and come with an above average salad with mixed greens.
It is often difficult to find parking, but a walk from a nearby shopping area is well worth the effort.
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