Posted: 6/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Had a party for 8 people in the garden there last night. Picked that place by walking by and checking it out. Loved the garden, so invited my friends there for a celebratory dinner. Then went online read the reviews and was terrified. Tried to change the reservation, but it was too late. And I'm so happy I didn't, as we had a blast there! We were greeted by a welcoming host and seated right away even though most of our party hadn't arrived yet. The food was great! The bread was fresh and crisp, pastas, pizzas, filet mignon and branzini were delicious as well as the yogurt mousse desert. Great selection of wines, very friendly and attentive service. Everything was up to par. The atmosphere was very relaxed, it wasn't too crowded or too empty, not too noisy, not too quiet. My friends and I stayed there talking and laughing until almost midnight as nobody wanted to leave. The garden is green and refreshing. Great option for al fresco Italian dining in East village! Would definitely go back and recommend to others! Sorry some people had a bad experience there. May be the restaurant changed something since then, as I definitely didn't encounter any of the things people here were complaining about.