We had not been to Biba in about a year and a half when a good friend invited my wife and I for a special celebration. We had been content to try new restaurants and some old haunts. We discovered once again that nothing tops authentic Italian like Biba. We all had the buffalo mozzarella and it was so creamy & delicious we nearly ordered more. I ordered the soup of the day, a minestrone with pasta and white beans and a delicate tomato base given away by it's "nose". My wife had the fish of the day, a cioppino-like dish featuring swordfish, clams, mussels and, again, a beautiful broth. Our friend is a vegetarian who frequents Biba because they are very accomodating in having high quality vegetarian offerings. I ordered the veal shanks which were among the very best I have ever eaten. The meat texture and the sauce were superb. We had a great Pinot Noir recommended by the server and finished the repast with a Creme Broulee containing boysenberrys. All superb!!