We enjoyed a fine Italian meal at Bethesda's best Italian restaurant. Food was great: delicious green salad with baby arugula, fennel and baby artichokes; large bowl of herby gazpacho for starters. Main courses: two perfectly cooked and delicious scallops on creamy risotto; the perfectly cooked Chilean sea bass was not rich in flavor but the underlying sauce of green peas, pea-sized pasta and tomato broth was outstanding. We shared a tasty dessert of cherries in sweet red wine and very chocolaty ice cream. Service was friendly, knowledgeable but a bit stressed; they may have been understaffed, not anticipating a larger than usual Monday evening crowd, owing to a widespread neighborhood power outage that encouraged dining out.