Address: 2666 University Blvd. W., Wheaton, MD 20902
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. 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.
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.
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
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.