I've been eating here ever since they opened. While I agree that the prices are on the upper end of the spectrum, it is very good, freshly made food. Also, the turnover of staff is minimal, which I like very much, so I imagine that they must actually pay a livable wage to the staff. "Better" costs more and that doesn't bother me.
One of our normal waiters, Heriberto, treats us like family. I always feel welcome and know I'm going to get a great meal.
Also, if the kids want pizza, but I want something more, they are happy to let me oder off the menu from their original Italian restaurant, Firenze, which is two doors down.