Thanks to all the Chowhounds who gave me suggestions a while back. By the way Howard, I will be going to Marseilles on Sunday and will report back.
small cute restaurant, very much of a family owned italian place. we were early, a little before 5pm on a Saturday (after a matinee)and there were only 2 occupied tables, but when we left, it was packed. Ours was the only empty table.
Food was good. Portions are large. We had fried calamari with spicy marninara sauce and eggplant rollatini (lots of cheese) almost overpowering for apps. We shared a special entree: veal parm over capellini. It was not the most tender veal that I have ever had, but certainly not the worst. Dessert was a tiramisu that was only so so. All in all a very average place. Reasonable in price, but not anything special. I likened it to Rachel's which is just across the street.
Food was very good. We went for the pre-theater. Apps were grilled octopus with an oil/vinegreatte base and red onions and a grilled calamari stuffed with feta and some greens. Entrees were lamb chops (very plain) Mistake on our part given that seafood is their specialty and loup de mer. I had this fish for the first time and thought it was wonderful. A small fish with the head came out, actually more like half a fish lengthwise, skin on the bottom and such tender fish, it was delicious. Dessert were walnut cake drenched with honey (I though it was too dry) and blood orange sorbet which was very flavorful.