It's in a run-down strip mall next to Pathmark, the print on their plast sign is peeling off, you go through a pizzaria takeout and booths on the way to the dining rooms which range from antiseptic to garish. All of that is carefully done to keep out the tourists.
Oh, but the food. The pasta is cooked perfect. The sauces are great. The service is also terrific. Stick with the wine over mixed drinks. Eggplant parm is my favorite but you can't go wrong with anything and they'll be happy to take a special order.
The portions are beyond generous to the point of being ridiculous. I'm not a light eater and I've had lunch there and brought the leftovers home to feed a family of three for dinner (only adding side dishes). If you're not saving leftovers, share entres as there is no plate splitting fee.
I don't know how this places stays in business but I'm glad it does. Terrific food in gigantic portions.