Visited on a Friday noght at 7.30. Room was very lively, almost full. Modern atmosphere with butcher block tables.The choice of wines by the glass is good (16 reds and 13 whites). If you would like you can buy a bottle from their store (at store price) ,and for a $10 corkage fee they will serve it with your meal. This is a reasonable option considering retail wines prices are often marked up 2X for restaurants. Or they have 4-wine flights that you can order where they serve 4 2-oz glasses. We chose the Italian Red flight. I should emphasize the wines are of high quality: the 4 reds in the Italian flight are, for example : A Barbera d'Alba, a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a Sardinian and a Chianti. We also checked out their Italian Reds in the store and the selection is good with at least 3 or 4 dozen different wines (at least 6 different Barolos for example).
On to the food... Small pita and cheese dip came out with the water, no charge. I chose the Tomato and Pepper Bisque which was excellent, well balanced and not overly-basiled as they often are, drizzle of cream and a smidge of croutons. Great choice. I then had the clams in red sauce with spinach which was terrific, slightly spicy, the clams were good and the spinach was fresh, served with grilled bread; followed by the blackened tilapia. Spicy cajun blackened effect, portion not too large, fish good and flaky, delicious. We also had the hummus and olive tapenade which was tasty.
Service was attentive and friendly, they were happy for us to order intermittently one course at a time, as we were not rushed. We spent a good couple of hours working our way through.
We considered this a find. The wine and food were all of great quality, friendly atmosphere. Definitely would be back.