A restaurant with decades of local history, with a beautiful brick patio out back. The great thing about the soup is the big garlicky swatch of bread that comes with it. And then the Gorgonzola salad is big, fresh, generous. They drop a big snake pit of caramelized grilled onions on top, plus big chunks of gorgonzola cheese, roasted red potatoes, and walnuts, also caramelized.
Prices: Steamed mussels, $17; linguini calvario,$21; chicken Florentine, $29; Australian lamb, $33; pasta with meat sauce, $12; baked artichoke with prosciutto, $14 ($7 in happy hour) meatballs or sausage, $10 ($5, HH); Magic Mushrooms (with snow crab, shrimp, provolone, $14 ($7 HH) Brussels sprouts, prosciutto, $12 ($6, HH); soup of the day, $5 small, $7 large ($2.50/$3.50); walnut gorgonzola salad, $14, ($7 HH); Caesar salad, $15 ($7.50 HH); chopped Greek salad, $15 ($7.50 HH); shrimp and artichoke, $16 ($8 HH); focaccia pizza, $16 ($8, HH)Bus: 28Nearest Bus Stop: Rosecrans at Cañon