We haven't been here in a few years. My memories are of a place with long waits, noisy children and amateurish service. Our visit Wednesday evening was better. Seated immediately, we were placed at a small table within arms length of a large and noisy family table. We asked to be relocated and were placed at a booth a little farther away. Our waiter was a friendly fellow who, despite our requests, continually addressed us as "you guys". One of my pet peeves. My wife ordered a glass of wine and I asked him to run the beer list for me. He recited the list and finished with three "domestics", Corona, Heineken and Peroni. It's a shrinking world I guess. I ordered a Samuel Adams Seasonal only to have him return to tell me that they were out. Settled on a regular Sam Boston Lager. A bowl of salad and breadsticks appeared and were not bad. My entree of braised beef and tortelloni was tasty. A little short on rib meat but the stuffed pasta was delicious. My wife's seafood entree Seafood Brodetto, sort of a stew, was described by her as good. We wanted glasses of water to go with our meals, but after delivering our entrees, our waiter disappeared. I finally eyeballed him chatting with a couple of female waitresses. Why they were all chatting was a mystery as the room seemed pretty full. The prices for both the drinks and meals were very reasonable.
Bottom line: Still amateurish service, decent food for the money and a few notches better than my memories of past visits. It's still the sort of place for families on a budget, so sitting near broods of noisy kids is still part of the deal.