Bruna's is my idea of an Italian restaurant, but I'd like to find something similar a little closer to downtown or south loop/Little Italy. From reviews I've read, Volare sounds promising on food, but crowded and noisy. I like the food at Tuscany, but the noise is deafening.
I'm sure people will say that quality=crowded, and quiet=nobody eats there. Am I asking for the impossible: great food, good service, but a cozy room where I could enjoy a meal in (relative) a sedate atmosphere with my ipod and a book? Maybe a lesser known Little Italy place? Thanks.