I've become a fan of this place, but there is one problem - the noise level is outrageous. Anyone agree? I hate when I have to raise my voice to talk to a person sitting across from me. It's difficult to hear the waiter reciting the specials (and there are many) Once I went there with a group of 8. It was impossible for us to talk to each other if we were on opposite ends of the table. The room is usually packed for dinner on weekends + they have live music. Of couse, noise has to be expected in a crowded restaurant, but you should not have to almost yell to be heard. Piccola Venesia is also on the noisy side, but at least you can talk to the people at your table without having to talk louder.