I'm in Boston for a day and am planning on going to Sportello. I know everyone says it's "casual Italian," but does that mean the restaurant itself is casual? More casual than No. 9, I presume? Just how casual IS it? I'm also interested to hear what people who have eaten there recently think of the food, or other recommendations for delicious, not-SO-fancy food.
Sofra. Is it better for breakfast or lunch? Is it counter or table service? I've heard great things about this place, but if anyone has other similar places to recommend I would gladly take them.