Fiat cafe isn't L'Artusi. It isn't even Lil Frankie's. Which is to say, you aren't going to make your ex-girlfriend jealous by geotagging this place. But when you factor in the cheap prices and the under-the-radar vibes, it gains some appeal . Come for a casual weeknight dinner and have some gnocchi with peas and bacon.
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