We have been at Cucina 24 several time, and it has always lived up to my expectation. Let me preface by saying that I am Italian and moved to the US about 13 years ago, and I still loathe having Italo-american food being called 'real Italian'. Well, Cucina 24 is the best, truest "real Italian' food I have had (save of eating in NYC or DC). So, do not expect a side of past with your meat. Here, you start with antipasti (appetizers) for which you can actually mix and match several basic types, then can go with a primo (pasta course) and /or secondo (meat or fish) - both are usually too much for me, so I usually go with and antipasto and either a primo or a secondo. Plates are abundant, but a bit more European size than typical American (that is, you cannot feed a family of 4 with one dish!) The menu changes according to the season and the ingredients available; a couple of dishes that were truly memorable have been the seafood risotto and the burrata (a type of cheese that resembles mozzarella, but is even creamier and richer... this is the first place where I have seen it in the US). I am always curious about trying their pizza (they have a wood burning oven) but have not so far. Desserts are also quite delicious - although my favorite remains the classic affogato (espresso poured hot on home-made ice cream). If you go, I recommend reserving a table ahead of time - I have used OpenTable before and it worked very wall, with no wait time at all once at the restaurant.