This easy-going Italian cafe concentrates on the classics. Chef-owner Lynette Hawkins turns out the best spaghetti carbonara in town along with a solid tagliatelle Bolognese. Seasonal specials include pappardelle with tiny tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. For a great light meal, get an Italian salad such as the insalata la mora with greens and grilled chicken sausage or the insalata Naomi with arugula, mushrooms, the Italian air-cured beef called bresaola, and parmesan shavings. The “little dishes” menu, a collection of Italian-style tapas, an affordable list of Italian wines, and a cozy patio make this a favorite place to drink, nibble, and hang out with friends.