I needed a place to have lunch following a family event on a Sunday mid-afternoon (3pm). I called L'Impasto, explained we were looking for a table for 12 or so, and would they be willing to accommodate us an hour before their official opening time (4pm). I spoke with the owner / chef Riccardo who immediately agreed, took my contact information, called back a couple of days later with the final number and that was it.
We showed up at 3:10, had the restaurant to ourselves - our waiter Kevin was very accommodating and gracious. The food, most importantly, was very good - the pastas made to perfection, the house-baked bread - everyone was thrilled with their dishes and the lunch was a success. I also enjoyed the polpo salad.
Not too many places in the area willing to open up before posted hours - really pleasant experience all the way around.