I really wish I could give them a better rating because the owners were so friendly but the food was just okay. I'm not that familiar with NY Italian restaurants but have been to Italy a number of times and this food was IMHO not very good. We started with salad (generous portion, looked fresh) & soup of the day chicken, broccoli and mushroom (tasty), s.o. ordered spaghetti al vongole and I ordered penne with a meat sauce. The portion was huge but the penne was so overcooked it was almost mush and fell apart on the fork. The sauce was acceptable but the pasta was nowhere in the vicinity of al dente. I tasted his dish and it had a lot of oil and was rather bland. Again, I wish I could honestly rate them higher because the people were so genuinely friendly but I would not recommend.