The restaurant was noisy and busy when we went in December, reminding me of many restaurants I've visited in Italy, it had a friendly feel. The food was excellent. The Braised Lamb Shank was perfectly done, tender and very flavorful, plus the portion size was good. The New York strip steak was perfectly done and delicious. The service was attentive and they took extra care of one of our party who had allergies, which we greatly appreciated. My only complaint was the cost of wine; the per glass prices were well over $10 and too pricey for Kirkland, I would have loved to have had a second glass of an excellent red, but didn't want to raid my 401k to pay for it. However the meal costs were reasonably priced for quality Italian.