Hearing rave reviews about the creativity and good tastes, I ventured in with a reservation for four. We were cautioned at the door, not when making the reservation, that it was "Italian only night." Too late to go somewhere else, we stayed to have a good Italian meal. However, it wasn't really Italian night, it was pizza night. The only entrees were pizzas. We made the best of it and ordered some interesting appetizers to break up the monotony. A sardine plate came swimming in oil. There was so much oil that the server proceeded to spill it all over the table. The sardines were particularly slender with little flesh. A disappointment. The salad was simple and superb, with outstanding parmesan shavings. The pizzas were interesting, but unremarkable. Comparing them to several well-known stops in Seattle, such as Serious Pie, they don't compare. The fig pizza was quirky, the pizza highlighting their meats was much better. Regardless, they arrived cold and the crusts had become a bit soft. The restaurant, while charming in appearance, is overcrowded and extremely noisy. The din made it impossible to have a regular toned conversation, unless lucky enough to be in a booth (we were). The tables are too closely spaced, with many an "excuse me" offered as coats dragged over tables or brushed seated customers' heads. The evening remained pleasant - the staff was cheerful, the environment was happy. But overall, +$150 for a cold pizza dinner with wine for four, seems a bit excessive. Perhaps, the regular menu surpasses this expensive but casual evening.
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