We arrived with another couple for dinner at 7 pm on a Saturday. The building is an old taco bell, easily identifiable from the outside, which gave us a chuckle, but the inside has been transformed into a cozy Italian place. It is a small restaurant and it was packed, but our reserved table was waiting for us. The owner Mauricio warmly greeted and seated us. Our waitresses were friendly, although we had some difficulty ordering because of the noise level.
We ordered a bottle of sangiovese with the arancini appetizer along with a caesar and mediterranean salad to start. The waitress told us we the salads are very large and that we could order half portions, which we did. Good thing, as the half salad was plenty for two people to share. The arancini contained sausage and had a great tomato sauce. It was excellent. The salads were very good.
For the main courses, we ordered the traditional spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parm, lobster ravioli and a special, porcini gnocchi. The spaghetti and eggplant were good, but the sauce was better on the arancini, perhaps because of the sausage. The lobster ravioli and gnocchi were both excellent.
The prices were very affordable and we will definitely return to try the panini and pizzas.
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