Indulge in some classic Italian fare without breaking the bank.. The Scene Built in 1907, this charming old home in historic Dilworth features snugly fit tables, hardwood floors, and low lighting--a romantic ambience fitting for a first date or special occasion.
The Food Chef-owner Giovanni Buskulic's elegant eatery offers traditional northern and southern Italian fare at affordable prices. Start with the fresh steamed mussels, accented nicely by a white wine garlic sauce; skip the stuffed mushrooms, which aren't especially flavorful. Fettuccine Giovanni, the chef's namesake, is a mixed bag, with a sweet pink cream sauce that highlights the succulent shrimp but fails to compensate for somewhat rubbery scallops. A standout is the chicken campagnolla, a stew-like dish filled with spicy Italian sausage, potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms. Bread is made by Nova's, a local bakery; desserts are also brought in. Coffee served in an individual press is a nice touch.