Firenze a Tavola
Firenze a Tavola

Firenze a Tavola

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firenzeatavoladenver.com/
  • Phone: 3035610234x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - close, Select Wednesdays: Community Table Night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Simone Parisi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Firenze a Tavola has hosted many types of private parties from weddings to corporate events. Menu is customized to your event. Private dining room fits 26. Main dining room fits 30+. Book the entire downstairs for 55+ people.

    Parisi also prepares for off-site catering. PARISI CATERING REQUIRES CUSTOMER PICK-UP. WE DO NOT OFFER DELIVERY, SET-UP OR WAIT STAFF FOR YOUR EVENT. We will loan or provide chafing dishes for hot foods, trays,disposable flatware, napkins, condiments and serving utensils if needed, upon request. To order, call Parisi at 303-561-0234.
  • Private Party Facilities: The lower level "Firenze a Tavola" is available for private functions. The private dining room on the lower level seats up to 26 people and can be personalized to your event. The entire dining space is also available for buy outs and private functions for 55+ people.
  • Private Party Contact: Matteo Nardin 3035610234x
  • Special Events: "Community Table" on select Wednesday nights. Multi-course, family-style, prix-fixe dining focusing every time on a specific theme. Fun evening for big groups or those dining solo.

    Special Wine events also take place throughout the year, showcasing fabulous Italian wines and many times with a representative from the producer to speak about their wines. Wines are paired with specially crafted menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 44th & Tennyson
  • Public Transit: RTD stops at the corner of 44th and Tennyson on the south side of the building. Please check with RTD for schedule (route 44)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a private parking lot on the north side of the building. Free street parking is also available.
A word from Firenze a Tavola
Tucked in the lower level of Parisi’s in North Denver, is “Firenze a Tavola”, meaning “Florence at your table”. In Firenze a Tavola, we recreate hearty, authentic Tuscan and Florentine dishes with a seasonal menu. Firenze a Tavola offers a specially selected wine list from our cellar featuring some of Italy’s finest. On select Wednesday evenings we feature our signature event, the “Community Table”, where neighbors come to dine together family-style. Community table diners will enjoy a multi-course, prix-fixe menu and "divertimento" (fun). Reservations are available Wednesday through Saturday evenings for traditional dining beginning at 5:30. The lower level is also available for private functions. The private dining room on the lower level seats up to 26 people and can be personalized to your event. The entire dining space is also available for 55+ people. We hope you can join us soon for North Denver’s most authentic Tuscan experience! Ci vediamo presto. … Arrivederci!
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Firenze a Tavola reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (25)notable wine list (21)romantic (20)good for groups (14)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Feels Like Tuscany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    When walking in to the building, you never can imagine by going downstairs you feel you are in Tuscany! The food and wine are always delicious. Giorgio is always a delight and funny! We love this place! Great for a romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entrees were just OK
    Heather
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Salads and appetizer were great. Nice ambience. Server was authentically Italian and charming. The entrees just were not that great. My husband's did not come with what it said was served with (no mention of the change). My chicken entree was bland and seemed like it had been sitting out for a while. Sadly, we heard such great things about this place, but will probably not return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this authentic italian gem
    marshalla
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Simply gorgeous atmosphere, lighting, stone and brick. Giorgio made our night. What a pro and a character. Nice to have Mario Petit in the kitchen still! Food wonderful (except the artichoke - don't get, at least not good right now) Wonderful for our anniversary. Prices are really low for such a nice place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lola
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our experience was delightful. The server was very attentive and the food was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In transition...
    Leese
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Waited 20 min to be greeted, had to inform hostess to get our server. While looking over our menu, had three different individuals, in a span of 10 minutes wanting to take our wine list, kept on informing them we had not yet to ordered any wine. Decided to hand it over the third time. When our server finally came to take our wine order let him know we needed a wine list. Didn't really matter because he let us know that the first four bottles of wine we tried to order were not available. Don't really need to detail the rest of the evening cause things got worse from there. Food is actually very good with excellent sized portions, too bad... heard this restaurant was a great find. Won't return, manager said things were in transition.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent performer
    skichumley
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    One of my faves and consistently reminds me of my dining experiences in Italy - yes, it's that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Lovetotravel
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Worst $100 meal we have ever eaten - we travel all over the nation and were looking forward to this "hidden treasure." They were out of house chianti - at 7pm on a Friday night. Brick chicken was flavorless and dry. Potatoes were cold, Lamb was tender but strange beans served on the side. Very disappointed. Will not return
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    jodi
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I am vegetarian and gluten free. We adore Brunello di montelcino wines and desired to have this experience. The chef and staff accommodated my restricted diet so I could enjoy the evening and aquire the incredible information and knowledge brought to us by Firenze Tavola.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    JBGB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Celebrated a birthday, they were very acommendating. Food presentation was excellent! Service was good and quite to talk. Seafood Ravoli and Chicken dish were top choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elaine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice Italian place, what do they do if someone can't walk down the steps ?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I went to the restaurant with a friend for restaurant week, and it was a disappointment. With that said, I wouldn't doubt that their normal menu would be better. The wine selection was great either way.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, sub-par service
    equestrian14
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic! All three courses were plated beautifully, and tasted as good as they looked. However, the service was less than expected. It took our waiter 25 minutes to take our drink order, let alone our food order. We were there for three hours, and ate each course relatively quickly, only to wait 15-20 minutes for our plates to be cleared and another 15-20 minutes for our next course to arrive. If you have all night, and they offer to refill your wine glass, then this would be a 5 star review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5280 at Firenze a Tavola
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fiernze a Tavola is one of our very favorite restaurant! We have eaten there many, many times and always enjoy our meal and service. Unfortnately this last time our server was very dismissive and unfriendly. It seem that when we requested suggestions for a wine at a lower price point, he lost interest in providing high quality service. We have not been to Fiernze a Tavola since 2013 and did not recognize any of the other servers. Previously our servers actually would remember us from year to year and welcome us back. Very different experience this past weekend. Again the food was utterly amazing but we left unsatisfied due to the surly and uncaring service we received from our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was great but the food was fairly average. The ribs and chicken were very dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a very nice restaurant week meal at Firenze a Tivola. Generous portions, a very good value for the $60/couple price point. We enjoyed the peach risotto, which was a favorite at our table, as was the squid ink ravioli stuffed with crab. Our waiter was attentive and helped us make wine and menu selections.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The heirloom tomato salad was fantastic! Interesting combo on the calamari. I would not order the wild boar again. I expected soft cooked with a meat like that (like a shank) but it was "on the rack" and overdone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    Eatfresh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice private dining room to celebrate a special occasion with good friends. Food and service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jimbob
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was very good and the wine list although vast had a lot of "out of stock" wines listed, yet the prices were reasonable but not great. Service was poor…wait person paid little attention to the table and appeared to not care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molto Bene
    willworkoutforfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great location for those craving an authentic northern Italian meal. Their menu has plenty of fantastic choices making it ideal for a large family style meal as well as small intimate dinners for two. We had the Pappardelle con Cinghiale and Ravioli d’ Aragosta, both of which were delicious pasta dishes and well presented. The wine list is extensive although I went by the glass since my wife is pregnant. Ambiance is great and service was friendly and attentive. All in all a great dinner and one we hope to have again soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • avoid
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food bland, service slow and it's not really in Highlands
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  • Open table
    Frank
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went and enjoyed the open table on July 2. The food and menu was fantastic! Well done to all!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Community Table
    benncat
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was the third time we have come to Firenze's Wednesday night community table dinner. As always, the food was wonderful and the company enjoyable. The only downside was that it took very long for us to get our check after our meal. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, however . . .
    hungry
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    First visit to this event, though have been enjoying and appreciating Parisi's since its days on 44th and Lowell. Enjoyed the ambience, new acquaintances and all the food courses with the exception of the tempura vegetables. Incredibly thick coating and overcooked; like having a carrot or broccoli spear baked into a thick biscuit. In view of Parisi's history and incredible performance for many years, this was inexplicable. Of less concern though a bit irritating; if everyone is paying the same price, the size of the desert servings should not vary from table to table, especially when the smaller portion was truly tiny. Presuming it was unintentional, it means someone did not estimate the number of diners correctly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 751 reviews are from the Firenze a Tavola reviews archive.
  • Nice evening
    Meli
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had dinner here with friends; the food was excellent. I had the beet salad and ribs, my husband had the herbed pork and a caprese salad with buffalo mozzerella; all was done perfectly. The waiter was a little new, so had to check on a few questions we asked (for example, what is a soffrito?) but it was overall a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly Fantastic!
    Shannon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I have been meaning to try Firenze a Tavola and finally did this past weekend in celebration of my birthday. The food is divine, the wine list overwhelming and the service spectacular. Not to mention, it was easy to get a reservation and fairly priced! A lot of other popular restaurants throughout the city require 1-2 weeks advance reservations just to get a table. Although the wine list was overwhelming, we gave the wine connoisseur (maybe he was a sommelier) our price range and he selected the perfect wine for us. I definitely recommend Firenze a Tavola if you're looking for Italian food, particularly with a Northern Italy influence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    Julesh5280
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'm a foodie and will be back!! The service was fantastic, ambiance and presentation was impeccable! Its a slice of Italy right in our backyard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    Romance4U
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great service, accommodating, engaging, knowlegable wait staff, excellent food and romantic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungryskier
    Hungaryskier
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The Community Table is always a delight and a treat to try regional specialties from Tuscany. The company is fun and a great way to meet or connect with new faces and learn about anything from other great eateries, books, and travel experiences.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing - must try!
    Tough2please
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've only been twice now, but both experiences have been extraordinary. It's not out of the ordinary to go to a new restaurant, particularly and more high end restaurant, and have a good experience: good food, wine, atmosphere, service, etc. But it's rare to have an excellent experience, one that really impresses. Long story short, you MUST go to Firenze if you appreciate food and dining. Period. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • firenze delight!
    dineamo77
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    ambience, price, service were excellent the food was very good with the exception the mussels and clams were cold while the pasta was hot the wine list was slightly overpriced
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firenze Perfecto!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had not dined at Firenze for quite some time but it was a perfect evening. First, the recommended bottle wine didn't break the bank and was delicious. Secondly, the staff was awesome! Our server, George, was fantastic! His snarky and sarcastic sense of humor was perfect for us. If you appreciate authentic, Tuscan food, this is the place - made me want to catch a flight to Florence. Buon appetito!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    tkettle
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had reservations for 7:45, arrived on time, but waited some minutes before we were even acknowledged, let alone greeted. Were told our table was being prepared. We stood in the entry, waiting uncomfortably. Staff gave us menus to look at, told us again that our table was almost ready. At 8:00 we left. A disappointment because it was a 30th birthday celebration for our daughter. My husband and I had enjoyed Firenze a Tavola's food previously, and we had looked forward to treating our daughter and her friend to a special birthday celebration.
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  • A secret gem to find!!
    CaliGirl31VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant! You would never know it existed unless you found it online or was standing at the entrance to it's underground location. The food is incredible!! Fresh, innovative, mouth-watering good!! It's below the Parisi Restaurant, and a completely different ambiance and vibe. I highly recommend it for a nice Italian dinner that literally takes you to Italy!! The service was excellent as well! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Met friends for dinner as a half way point from each other. We had a very nice dinner with great service. The lobster ravioli and seafood stew were hits as well as the Caesar salad. Wine list got pricey but found a suitable red that was reasonable. Nice atmosphere, would definately go back and recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic, Intimate, Excellent
    JayAre52
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Firenze a Tavola translates to "Florence to Table"—and the owners of North Denver's delightful, bustling Parisi have brilliantly transported an intimate ristorante experience to the space beneath their trattoria.You don't sense you're below a Denver street; you're under the Tuscan sun.Wood, brick and ambient lighting add to the authenticity, as does the extensive wine list and Italian waitstaff.The insalate and antipasti are inspired. For an entree, you MUST have the exquisite, cioppino-like Cacciucco Toscano or Linguine con Fruitti di Mare.My companions inhaled the pappardelle con cinghiale (wild boar), gnocchi di ragù coniglio (rabbit) and slow-cooked pork shank with polenta.We polished it off with housemade limoncello and honey grappa.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was lackluster
    atkrocks
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Our waiter was dismissive and misunderstood our order. He forgot my husband's appetizer and brought us the wrong entree'. Since he didn't check back often enough we simply ate what he brought us. He apologized but made no effort to correct his mistakes and make the experience a more positive one. It's unlikely we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Kimalah
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is one of Denver's great places in one of Denver's great neighborhoods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice But
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Nice feeling in the restaurant, noisy hard to hear, food is good not exceptional, would like to see a few true Italian/red sauce items on the menu to round to options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As has been our experience
    Recommended
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    As has been our experience every time we return, this restaurant serves dishes that are fantastic, each full of flavor and creatively prepared. Their wine selections are well thought out whether purchasing by the glass or bottle with no duds to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise
    loyder
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Since it is a basement and the ceiling is low the notice level was much of a problem. It was very busy also. Which is a good thing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet