This neighborhood BYOB has every charm of an Italian cafe, with an expansive menu for all appetites and occasions. Sit down for an intimate dinner for two or bring the whole family for a real Italian meal--checkered tablecloths and all. With imported groceries and other merchandise lining the walls, the restaurant also doubles as a deli. Daily specials ranging from fresh fish to homemade lasagna and other Italian specialties are a reminder of the neighborhood's deep Italian roots. A selection of hot and cold panini with freshly sliced Italian meats are available, in addition to salads and sides. On the appetizer menu, find fried calamari, baked clams and arancini, a breaded rice ball, and move on to one of many hearty pasta dishes such as rigatoni vodka, penne melenzana and tortiglioni carbonara. Chicken parmigiana, marsala and vesuvio are also available, in addition to veal and pork chop dishes. If you saved room, be sure to order tiramisu for dessert, or take it to go--along with some handmade pasta and meats from the deli.
Catering and private parties are also available.