Finally got there! Having been told about the small rooms and high noise level when crowded, our reservation was for 5:30pm, which was just right.
I expected lovely food; genuine Italian atmosphere, reasonable prices in this BYOB, but was pleasantly surprised by how charming this small two-room restaraunt was. There was no sense of being rushed, but the food was brought out promptly after our orders were given.
Most memorable was the antipasto misto ($7.95)--cold vegetables, a lovely assortment; some stuffed, some pickled--eggplant, tomato, carrots, beans, mushrooms, quiche, onion, etc. An ample assortment; similar to the antipasti we relished in Sicily. My husband and I shared; we both wiped the plate clean with the excellent bread.
Had salmon with clams and mussels in a light tomato broth. Very fine, but next time I'm having a homemade pasta. My husband's veal with porcini looked yummy, but he is not a sharer, so I had to use my imagination. All four in our party agreed we'd enjoy coming back.
The noise level did rise by 7pm; we were glad to have enjoyed relative quiet for most of our dinner. We were far from the earliest folks there though--many others had the same idea.