I was just reading some of these reviews and I don't know where they came from. We have had only good experiences at this restaurant. The pork shank is amazing and the deserts are to die for. It is also beautifully decorated--which is unexpected because of its location. I think that some people just feel they have to write negative reviews. One of the best Italian restaurants in North Houston. Service is friendly, but not over the top. Food is excellent--and very definitely Italian. Love this place.