Tourists, looking for a nice place in Little Italy. We stumbled across Florio's last Monday because they had a brass band playing outside. For no reason, that was enough for us to pick it for dinner.
Good choice. Apparently, Florio's had just reopened two days earlier after a couple changes of ownership and the original owners now have it back.
Bottom line, everything was perfect. Our waiter was one of the owners and although he was quite busy he still provided attentive and competent service. [In fact, there was confusion on one appetizer where the "wrong" one was served. Whether because of a classic miscommunication or Alzheimer's Moment will never be known but the correct dish was quickly brought out and we were never charged for the wrong one.]
I'm not going to list the dishes but all of the meals were excellent. We were craving an authentic Italian dinner and we got it.