Leah and I arrived early (5pm) on a Sunday evening; we wanted to make sure we were back at the hotel to watch the 60 Minutes interviews with the presidential candidates (little did we know that the NFL would make that a non-issue).
The bar was quite busy (opens at 4pm I believe), but we were the first dinner guests.
Our server was very friendly, and pointed out local items and things he particularly liked on the menu. We later discovered that our server was, in fact, the owner.
We started splitting the shaved-zucchini flatbread, a special that evening. Very good. Nice crust, garlic-y and cheese-y without being overpowering. I'm going to have to think about adding thinly-sliced zucchini to my home-made pizza palette.
For entrees, Leah ordered the fedelini pasta with local tomato, olives, and garlic, and I chose the bucatini carbonara. Leah said her dish tasted fresh and clean and perfectly balanced; my carbonara was well balanced, not heavy, and the guanciale was heavenly.
To finish up, we had the rhubarb-blueberry crisp, and it was a great ending to the meal - not at all sweet, clearly tasting of the fruit.
Things to know:
This is not a "family restaurant" .. there are no chicken fingers or meatballs on the menu. It is more a restaurant that I'd take my best friends to. The portions are not huge, and the prices are not low. But - Leah and I both felt that we had a good meal and experience, a good value for the dollars spent, and we would certainly return.