This Italian-American spot has been open for over 40 years, and attracts a loyal crowd of locals on casual date nights working their way through the big wine list. It’s the kind of place where you’ll end up with seven pastas on your table because you can’t make a decision, but the staff here will help you narrow down your order. Whatever you do, make sure you get the fried calamari, the lobster angel hair, and a spot on the front patio.
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