This is the first time I've been here since it opened a few months ago. It replaced Hugo's which was there for years. I didn't care for it. What an improvement! There were only a few tables filled for lunch. We were greeted with a smile the minute we walked in. I tried to order a Bloody Mary but they do not have a full bar although Bruno's did - which I don't understand - something to do with the alcohol license at their Oceanside location. They could still serve wine Bloody Marys. Oh well - the wine I had was quite good and I enjoyed it. It was their private label Merlot
We were given a lunch menu which did not have many choices and seemed a little pricey. But they also have a dinner menu that was fairly extensive and appeared to have the lunch items on it as well. I ordered Capellini pompodoro (Angel hair) from the dinner menu without meat.. It had a choice of 3 or 4 meats for an additional charge. The lunch menu had only one choice - with shrimp. But I didn't want to pay the additional $5 or more. My son ordered Spaghetti Bolognese with one very large meatball.. We each tasted the others and both agreed they were both delicious. My son said he can say without a doubt it's the best spaghetti he's ever had. I only had a bite but I tend to agree. We split a Caesar salad - without a splitting fee. I'm sure it's the best Caesar salad I've ever had!
I ate all of my salad and not quite half of my pasta and took the rest home. I also ate all my bread and olive oil/vinegar dip. It appeared to be a quarter of a round loaf Italian bread - very good. Would have been even better heated.
The restaurant has be remodeled and updated and seats a lot. Very comfortable and excellent service from Ruby (male). We will both recommend and return there
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