One doesn't expect to find a great meal at the exit, especially when it's at the end of a run-down mini-strip mall. I trusted my local friend who loves this place and, having eaten there now, I completely understand.
Krys ordered his favorite fettuccine alfredo and the baklava. I got the Tuscany bake and the chocolate chip cannoli. We each had some of the absolutely fantastic house-made sangria. I wasn't in the kitchen but I'm willing to put money out that they make all their own sauces and desserts in-house. Just marvelous.
Sadly, they were out of a few things, one of their specials and one of their regular dishes. Sad for me but, honestly, having worked in more than a few commercial kitchens, I don't see that as a negative for the restaurant. That tells me those dishes were very good and I should watch for them in the future ... because I ~will~ be eating here again.
The wait staff, to a person, was cordial, friendly, competent and well-trained. The interior was decorated very nicely and the value of the food was exceptional. I'd have expected to pay $20 or more for the entree I ate instead of $15.
Is this the singularly best meal I've ever eaten at a restaurant? No. The bill for that one was in excess of $75. But this ranks as one of my favorites, especially for the price and outstrips several for which I paid much much more.