This was our first time here. Numerous friends have raved about it. The chef and owner was at the now closed Veni, Vedi, Vichi Italian Restaurant in Midtown, which was excellent. This new place did not disappoint us. Gourmet Italian food at it’s best. Excellent wine list by the bottle, but the wine by the glass was not extensive and should be expanded. The charred octopus was exceptional. They have numerous pasta choices, as well as main courses and we tried both. Too bad we were too full to try the desserts, which looked very good.