As soon as you walk in, your heart fills with Italian warmth. Even ordering take away pizzas (which are up there with the best in Melbourne by the way) you feel like you are chatting to your cousin over the fence in Calabria.
All the entrees are simply outstanding.
Grilled quail is juicy with some simple sauce of some sort which I cannot describe but I don't have to - you just gotta eat it. Ricotta gnocchi will have the best tomato suace you will ever taste and a lovely zest of lemon.
A whole artichoke simply fried and then chewed leaf by leaf is like eating from your grandmother's kitchen.
The sicilian anchovies are exactly what you eat in Sicily and the eggplant fritters with tomato sugo leave me speechless.
I can go on and on and on.
The pasta is house made and mains like rabbit and spatchcock become those dishes that you continue to crave a few weeks after until the next time you come.
Good wine and really some of the best Italian (food and men) in town.
Cost is around $90 for two including a glass of wine each.