i love being experienced among first timers.
here's why i think it's legit: their pastas and risottos aren't served with any meat; their meats are sold as a separate course. their menu is set up in the correct course order. this was what i was used to when i lived in italy--- so that made me happy.
i like being around people who know what they are doing with their italian cuisine :)
i also like being around good friends and good food. there are few things better to brighten up a rainy day!
well that and the cheery cherry blossoms.