A welcoming Italian-American dining room.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006
Address: 2666 University Blvd. W., Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 301-942-4137
Neighborhood: Wheaton
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 3. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10; Friday 5 to 11; Saturday 4 to 11; Sunday noon to 9. An early-bird dinner menu is available Monday through Friday from 5 to 7.
Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Veal Marsala; mussels with pesto and white wine; Florentine-style Angus steak; veal osso buco.
Price Details: Entrées: $9.95 to $24.95.

From "Eating Wheaton," November 2005

All the greatest hits of home-style Italian-American cooking are here: ringlets of calamari, spaghetti Bolognese, garlicky shrimp scampi, fettuccine Alfredo. Veal Marsala is nicely done, as are a couple of forays into regional cuisine: mussels with pesto and white wine; a meaty Angus steak grilled Florentine-style; and veal osso buco, an occasional special. Not everything works. Pasta is occasionally overcooked, and dishes, like white beans with shrimp, need a dollop of something. But the pale-pink dining room with Mediterranean paintings is welcoming, and the mostly older crowd doesn't seem to mind the occasional glitch.
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