Ventured back on Saturday night and was very pleased with the service this time. A lot of new wait staff, and a man running the front who was very attentive and organized. He (an owner, maybe?) said that he was the last-minute fill-in for his hostess, and was a server down, but everything was pretty seamless. Seated after ten minutes at the bar, everything came on time and was well-paced-- unhurried and relaxed. Lots of diners that night, and no one seemed to wait long for a table. Very nice to see these improvements... and they are apparently not lacking for customers-- the place was steady and picking up from 6:30 to 8:30.
Food was still quite good-- peasant lamp chops nicely cooked, with a heap of roasted red peppers on the side (almost too much given the richness of their flavor) and mushroom tagliatelli was good but a bit straightforward and dull. Appetizer of two different bruschetta was really interesting and worth a try, given that the frittura gets most attention on Chowhound.