We enjoyed our visit to this little out of the way place in North Beach. The streets around this restaurant are pretty quiet, at least on a weekday night, but the restaurant was energetic, cozy and romantic. Only complaint was the place was a little too warm for some reason (we were sweating and it wasn't hot out). The pasta is well done with several worthwhile options on the menu and the bread, wine and dessert were each outstanding. Wine list has several exellent, affordable options. Service is very good (your water glass never gets anywhere near full before an attendant refills it for you, as a example), and watching flames leap from the open kitchen in back is something of a show. We're hopeless tourists always looking for anything approaching a local flavor, and this gave us a sense we were dining where locals go - I don't care whether that's the case or not, that sense was something that added to the dinner experience. I would recommend it and would love to go back!