My husband and I travel frequently. We traveled through Italy a few years ago to sample the foods. This food is spot on. In addition, Im a native Floridian. I know that this state (the south in general) is plagued by crappy overly cheesed food passed off as Italian. This is not the case.The pastas are freshly made. A sweet little Italian woman is in this little kitchen chopping vegetables, pounding the meat, and cooking to her hearts content. This place is a gem.
We ordered the rice balls also known as arrancini in Italy, the chicken scarpariello, and the tortellini carbonara. The rice balls had great flavor. They did look deflated though when we got them. I guess the risotto hadn't cooled completely before they breaded them. Authentic Milanese flavor though. My tortellini reminded me of Florence. The pasta was hand made and the sauce was flavorful. My husbands dish had a zesty flavor of balsamic and peppers.
They give you a ton of food. The staff are very friendly. It's like the last restaurant on the border of town. You'll pass several other Italian restaurants on the way there, but keep driving. It's worth it.