You can't miss this storied Italian-American favorite whose design falls somewhere between a cozy farmhouse and Mediterranean villa. In fact, Roberto's bright coral façade lets you know right away there's allegria to be had at this hopping respite. This space is as ideal for big groups as it is for romantic evenings. Inside, you'll find a cozy, carved-wood bar and roomy farmhouse tables lit by candlelight. In addition to the regular menu (think wonderful, fun shapes of pasta al cartoccio as well as other classic entrées like grilled pork chop), it's always worth a look at the chef's delicious daily specials. Of course, save the best for last as evidenced by the sbriciolata crumb cake with amaretto, chunks of chocolate, ricotta and almonds.
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