My experience here was nothing like the naysayers writing reviews for this Tuscany-inspired restaurant. My two sons and I had a late lunch here on the recommendation of the restaurant reviewer for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. We had gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce (rich pillows of goodness), seafood pasta (full of seafood with depth of flavor), and ravioli with wild mushrooms and arugula (I used the excellent bread to get every drop). All dishes were excellently flavored and presented. Service was wonderful. Yes, it was on the pricey side, but so is everything in Carmel.