This restaurant is a thriving spot in downtown Springfield. The atmosphere is family-style pizzeria, red, white, and green - Italian colors - complete with a jukebox and hanging lamps.
There's plenty of seating, with two dining rooms (one wall even has a great Sicilian mural!). We chose a booth, to camp out during a rainy afternoon. First we enjoyed a pitcher of beer, while playing cards. But the more we smelled the delicious food, we decided on sharing a famous Gallina pizza.
It was delicious! We ended up with more than we could finish!!
Best of all, it is Joe HIMSELF, who took our order from behind the counter. Everything was reasonably priced (although the table menu did not match the newly updated prices, listed on the sign above the Order Area). There are large coolers full of all sorts of yummy Italian sodas, uices, and mineral waters, as well as domestic and foreign beers.
The TRULY BEST part of our experience was after we explained to Joe, he ensured that no chemical sprays would be used during our visit, due to the fact that I have a severe respiratory condition. Talk about service ABOVE and BEYOND...!?
We'll definitely be back, next time we visit Springfield!