We gave Paesano's another try and I'm glad we did. We visited in April and it was a mixed experience. This visit was much, much better.
We dined on a Monday night about 8:30 so the place was not crowded at all. We decided to eat inside since it was sticky and hot outside. The atmosphere and the air conditioning were both wonderful.
I noted on the menu that they offered "Giant" Calamari. I was intrigued when the waiter said the rings are three times the size of normal calamari so we decided to try it. Those calamari, which came in strips about the size of steak fries, were perfectly cooked with an excellent texture. The two dipping sauces were perfect. What a great appetizer.
I had the chicken in lemon butter and capers over fettucini and it was quite good. The others at my table enjoyed their entrees as well. Obviously, I made better food choices this time than the last. Based on what my companions ordered, they do very well with seafood dishes.
Our server was knowledgable and attentive. Service was prompt and accurate. The entire experience was relaxed and pleasant.
I should mention that the facility itself is lovely. The courtyard and the riverside patio are very nice. There is an elevator from street level just outside the restaurant if accessibility is an issue. On this trip we took a taxi from the hotel and then walked the river on the way back.
This is a great place for great Italian food. I recommend it.