If you walk here from the east, you have to be careful of the trains....which cross at grade just to the immediate east (this was after all a train station). There are gates, but you should still stop, look and listen before crossing on foot. This is an old and historic building, but it was not designed to be a restaurant. The ownership did a good job of fitting a restaurant into the existing building without totally destroying it, so some semblance of an authentic experience remains. The food was good, the service was great, the menu has a good variety of items beyond Italian dishes and the atmosphere here is definitely electric. The Archstone project is to the east. The restaurant is within easy walking distance of the convention center on Marengo.