You know when you would ask your grandmother for something and she would make it, well this is similar but the owner of this restaurant is amazing. We noticed a giant stuffed artichoke at the next table but it wasn't on the menu. We found out that there are very few made each day so you have to ask in advance and tonight's portion was already gone.
When I explained we were in from NC to celebrate my cousin's 60th birthday, the owners daughter left and 10 minutes later returned with one. We were so grateful! All of our meals were delicious and abundant. They even acknowledged his birthday with a cannoli! Such a wonderful family and staff. I know my cousin will return. He now knows to call ahead for some of their limited special dishes.
After talking for a bit, we discovered that the owner's wife and I went to the same high school in the Bronx! It's such a small world!! Very happy our worlds collided!!