I'm a local and have enjoyed this restaurant for years under its previous incarnation, Villa Venezia. So now there's new management, but the same chef, and the place is even Better than before based on last night's first rate dinner.
The ambiance in the lovely old Victorian home is charming and cozy, and the food was simply phenomenal. I had this amazing crepe dish which was truly squisito (exquisite!) -- Very authentic, perfectly prepared and presented, and with the surprise delight of a fresh arugula w/ fresh tomato salad on the side. The foccacia bread was delightful and I also enjoyed a killer glass of Zin (from our own local Nevada City Winery). And the service was OFF THE HOOK. You couldn't feel more welcome, or fussed over but in a nice unobtrusive way, really congenial and uber professional + altogether charming wait staff. And I noticed this man subtly hovering in the background, watching everything, and yup...turns out he's the new owner. So I shook hands with him upon leaving and congratulated him as they simply did EVERYthing right -- zero room for improvement -- bellissima!
My dining companion had a seafood/pasta extravaganza in a bowl + a fresh mozarella salad of some sort and was equally wow'd.
So high praise from us both, and well deserved....wishing them all the best, and I'll Definitely be back....SOON!
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