Busy tourist area lends vibrancy to the atmosphere. The windows / walls open up creating a flow to outside. The very large screen tv was convenient during the giants game, but is it a sports bar or restaurant?
First the food, very nice. I was pleased that they have a melon and prosciutto appetizer, either with or with out mozzarella, this is a favorite of mine. The chicken piccata was also good, fairly priced and portioned. Olives and bread served on the side as well, nice selection of wine. Nice enough, just not great. Maybe that is why I could get reservations last minute on a Saturday night.
The staff was fun, but perhaps not as genuine as they pretended. A sign out front encouraged beer drinkers to come in and watch the game, but staff then complained that seven people sat at their table and only charged up $27. So, sports bar or Italian restaurant.