tried it for the first time. very casual though all right. i guess it's more about the food. the food was good though not great or exceptional. we had the spaghetti w/ tomato sauce, lilnguine w/ fruite de mare, the cornish hens, and the veal scallopine and choc mousse for dessert. the price is not too bad either but i don't know if it's actually worth a visit from across town, maybe if you are already in the neighborhood or maybe the venice/sm/marina del rey area.