Soul-satisfying Southern Italian comfort food stars at this casual and inexpensive yet handsomely appointed Rockridge destination. Roasted meatballs with chard are juicy and lusty; chicory salad is bright with pear, pomegranate, and blue cheese; the seafood stew is the very definition of abondanza. Thin-crusted Neapolitan pizzas are the house specialty (try the pumpkin-fontina-pancetta-kale varietal). Desserts include the Straus Organic soft serve with your choice of toppings (rosemary honey, balsamic reduction, and sea salt among them). Fun vibe; imaginative house cocktails; impressive all-Italian wine list.
Hours: Dinner nightly 5-10 p.m., late-night happy hour nightly 10 p.m.-midnight