I've travelled through Italy, so I 'm amazed at the glop that most Americans think is Italian food. What I've had at several visits to Il Gallo Giallo is the kind of food that I've eaten, happily, in wine bars and tavernas in Italy. The chef here was making beet ravioli with pistachio butter a few months ago. This month it's sweet potato ravioli with Mostardo Di Cremona. I vote it the best ravioli I've eater outside of Italy. Real Porchetta is a delight and is not to be missed. An entire pork loin is seasoned and wrapped in a whole pork belly, slow roasted. They serve it as an entree or as a sandwich (their bread is locally-made, and tastes like real bread) Fresh pastas, including Caccio e Pepe as good as any in Rome. About 20 Italian wines by the glass, as well as Peroni on draft and a full bar. I'm a fan, and I'll be coming back again.
I laugh when I read some of the reviews written about this place: complaining about an Italian menu that names the dish in Italian and gives English descriptions? Really? An Italian Wine Bar that serves Italian wine and no California Cabernets? huh? Some people should just stick with Joe's Pizza.