We didn't have a reservation on a Friday evening, so we had to sit in the bar area. Thankfully, we got a table away from the door, since it was so cold outside. It was pretty loud and very dark, which at first I had been concerned about, but after we had ordered, gotten our food and a drink, everything was fine! The fried sardine and antipasta appetizers were very tasty and clearly made with high quality ingredients. Our entrees were great. I've never had better gnocchi. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. It was a lovely night out, and we will definitely be back.