This was the restaurant we chose to celebrate our anniversary which is also on New Year's Eve. We called multiple restaurants in the lower Cape area but all were totally booked or doing ridiculously priced Prix Fixe menus. So we came across Alberto's...they had an open reservation and we just decided to take it so we weren't left sitting at home.
They were very accommodating with our table choice. They let us choose between table and booth even though the restaurant was very busy. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. We ordered a bottle of wine which they let us taste first. Then, halfway through our first glass the waiter came by the table to refill for us. Most places don't do that so I thought it was a nice touch.
Appetizers were so flavorful and clever. We had the gnocchi sorrentina for an app and expected normal size gnocchi but they were handmade, tiny and a delicious broth-like sauce. We practically licked the bowl. Bruschetta was also delicious and unique. It had a layer of pesto and red onion in addition to the classic tomato/basil topping.
Our meals were good. Not as good as the appetizers but still good. We stayed for about 2 hours and enjoyed each other's company and conversation. Despite the place being very busy it wasn't loud and we weren't on top of other tables.
All in all, we'd definitely go back again. They did a nice job on a very busy night of the year when they are crazy busy so they must be even better on an average day.
Good for romantic evenings/couples, girlfriends, families...really a place for anyone who enjoys good food and service.