The only tables for eight are in the bar area, which is fun but noisy (“energetic” some say). The food was good – the calamari appetizers fresh and flavorful, not chewy. The fritto misto consisted of fresh veggies, fried in a light batter and served with a creamy sauce on the side. It was all right; I could do without the sauce, which was too rich. The good duck pizza was unusual and slightly sweet (must be the fig-onion jam). The portions are generous, and the service very friendly and reasonably efficient, given that the place was packed. The beer was great: the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter was deep and slightly sweet; the Jailbreak, Van Dammit was even better.