Not the typical spaghetti and meatballs
This place is great. It's no wonder they've been in business for so long. One of the things that impressed me the most was the service. For example, our server wouldn't take my empty plate away until my husband had finished his meal -- this is very old school but it's proper serving etiquette (I'm a real stickler for details). Clearing my husband's plate while I'm still eating always makes me feel rushed. I can't say enough how delightful it was to be in a restaurant where the staff seemed genuinely flattered to have you there. No wonder, we soon learned that our server was part owner (his wife is the hostess and his mother-in-law is the chef).
They recently expanded and moved down the street from their original (small) location to a larger venue. The two adjoining dining rooms are set up in a way that accommodates larger parties in one room but also leaves smaller tables for couples and foursomes. I appreciated the way they spaced everyone out - a lot of BYOs try to cram as many tables in as possible, to the point where you're often seated less than a foot away from the couple next to you.
We indulged in a three course meal and enjoyed every part of the meal. To his credit, our server tried to talk us out of ordering so much food (he was right - we took home a doggie bag).
For his ""prima plati"" my husband had mussels which were large and succulent and came in a lovely, light broth (excellent for the bread!) For our ""secondi"" we both had absolutely amazing homemade pasta. My husband's gnocchi was probably the best I've ever had. for me, nothing beats a great tomato sauce and Tre Scalini does not disappoint. Our final course was a lamb dish which was tasty but I prefer mine a little rarer -- I asked for ""medium rare"" and it arrived medium. Although, I must state that my husband disagreed with me and thought it was excellent.
Needless to say, we did not have room for dessert, but are looking forward to returning.