I am not sure why there were so many poor reviews, unless those folks just went on a bad night.
Our party of four was seated promptly and in a very friendly manner, and our waiter promptly took our drink orders and returned with a basket of fresh bread and a bowl of dipping oil. The bread was crusty and golden on the outside, and deliciously warm on the inside.
We ordered our meals and they came in a timely manner. Portions are very large! I did not have a problem with the price of the meals once I saw the amount of food...even more so when that first bite hit my mouth. My eggplant parmesean was very tasty! Other meals ordered were chicken parmesean (was told it was very good), linguine and meatballs (generous meatballs and pasta) and the greek salad had LOTS of goodies on it...including a TON of feta! YUM!
All told, our bill for four at this restaurant was cheaper than when we went to a cheesy chain restaurant...and the food and atmosphere was so much better, and included a glass of wine.
The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy - I would definitely come back for a romantic dinner! (And if I'm honest, the waiters weren't too hard on the eyes or ears either!)