Flavor: One of the most romantic Italian restaurants in the city is also ideal for a lively night out with friends. Features authentic recipes from Italy’s Sicily and Calabria regions — must-haves include the Mushroom Ravioli stuffed with portabella and topped with sweet pepper sauce and gorgonzola, and the Eggplant Parmesan, which might be the best in town. Half-price wines on Wednesdays and live music on Fridays and Saturdays transform fun into festive.
Flair: The staff — including sincere and charming owner Harry Stephens — goes out of its way to make sure you have a good experience, without being stuffy. Outdoor seating and occasional wine tastings on the patio.