Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch) and 5-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch) and 5-10 p.m.
Some might say this foothills eatery is noisy, but that just adds to the hip vibe. Meant to evoke the Italian farm country, the food here hits all the right spots. Part of the excitement is the work station that plays a central role in the décor and prep. A huge meat slicer cuts the spicy sausages and such paper thin. A pasta machine cranks out fresh tagliatelle and other noodles. The pizzas are unique and pretty, and the panini are crispy and full of flavor. This is a great spot to meet friends for a nosh and a glass of wine, but it’s also quite romantic in a big city, sexy kind of way. (1-10-13)
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