Let me just add myself to the list of reviewers raving about this place. Yes, it is as good as everyone says.
We had a 1-hour wait for a table on a Saturday night but instead of just hanging around, we walked up the block and strolled through Laurelhurst Park. When we got back, our table was ready and we had worked up an appetite. We were seated outside on a warm, well, Portland-warm evening, next to the interior that opened fully to the outside, allowing a little heat to escape, keeping us both comfortable.
My fellow diners ordered the calamari to start with and said it was the best they'd eaten. Tenderly cooked and covered with a tomato-based sauce flavored with something that tasted slightly floral, a hint of lavendar maybe?
I started with the generous Caesar Salad with a nice, light lemony dressing, but sadly no sign of anchovy that I love.
I had the Margharita Pizza because I think its simple flavors really compliment a fantastic crust. Perfectly proportioned, sauce to cheese, and whole leaves of fresh basil. It did not dissapoint and will go down as one of my favorite pizzas outside of Napoli.
Service was excellent and we saw a few different servers attending our needs for the evening leading me to think they care more about their customers than who gets what tip. I like that.