I had eaten here years ago and thought that it was just average. After three trips to Italy in the last three years, my tastes in Italian food have changed and I wanted to try it again. The special crab appetizer was mediocre and the pasta in my wife's pasta with clams was not al dente, it was raw. Only my pasta and squid special was any good at all. Houston is littered with good to great Italian restaurants, this is not one of them.