my husband and i took a friend in from out of town here last week. hadnt been in a number of years as there are so many new places always to try. but wow--it was excellent! we shared numerous small plates and medium plates. they were all wonderful but the standouts were the special gnocchi with veal ragu, the sausage crostini, the steak tartar and the octopus with anise toast. the service was friendly, efficient, and well paced. it's an old one but still a very good one.