My first impression of the space was very nice. It seemed much bigger than looking at it from Fountain Square. The place was not very crowded but I had made reservations. We were seated on the first floor along the windows looking out on to the Square. In my opinion, the setting for a restaurant does not get much better in this city. We even had a view of some Broomball. The décor is simple and sophisticated. It interiors feel more modern to me than Nicola’s which is in a renovated streetcar barn.
We did not go all out with an appetizer or salads. We both just ordered an entre and a bottle of wine. They did serve bread with butter. It was good but when I absolutely loved the bread at Nicola’s it left me wanting a little more. For dinner I had the Gnocchi with pesto, tomato sauce, and Italian sausage. My friend had the Chicken Scaloppini with a mushroom ragout. My dish was very good. Not to heavy and I liked the Italian sausage with gnocchi. And I tried the Scaloppini too which with the mushrooms was fantastic. I thought the mushrooms were great and it was just very hearty and earthy.
The service was generally good. As I said it wasn’t very crowded so our waitress was attentive but not pushy or overly attentive which is just fine by me. Since we didn’t get a salad or anything our meal was served fairly quickly, which again was just fine by me. I actually was a little surprised the restaurant was not more crowded but it was only a Monday.