This little gem of an Italian restaurant is nestled into a strip shopping center, and from the outside you'd never know what culinary delights await you inside.
Most recently my wife and son and I went on a Friday evening. We were lucky to get a table but showing up early made it happen.
First, the Caesar salad is served with these unique dried capers... just wonderful. The dressing is of the classic variety -- not the creamy imposter found in so many restaurants -- and is applied fairly sparingly as my wife and I prefer.
This time my wife ordered the bolognese with one of their homemade pastas. We've had many versions of bolognese and this was perhaps the most unique we've had. It was more tomato-y than many, and had a kind of sweet-ish character. It got more complex with each bite and I must say that, while we weren't quite sure about it at first, by the end of the meal we were completely sold.
I ordered the pork saltimbocca, which is a port tenderloin pounded and wrapped around prosciutto and cheese with fresh sage with a mushroom sauce. Although it was a little on the salty side, I have to say it was simply delicious and probably one of the best meals I've had in Raleigh.
My son ordered a kid's pizza and while many places treat the kids menu as an afterthought, I'd have been happy with the pizza they brought out. Thin, crispy crust, perfect blend of sauce and cheese.
All in all I'd say we'll definitely be back again and again.