tomciccateri (133) Albuquerque, New Mexico | August 16, 2012| Updated August 17, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Upscale Italian restaurant with connected cozy bar. 12 place L-shaped lacquered light wood bar. Chrome tap towers with OEM handles above small coolers. Silent TV with ESPN sports. Occaisional canned music. Live local music most nights in small raised stage at front entrance. Well lit daytime but dim evenings. Two bench seats in.lounge area, fwo low tables at front window and three tall tables
east facing Black iron patio furniture for 50, some with umbrellas.
Crowd mostly 40s-60s, even men and women. Now nonsmoking inside but some tobacco smokers on patio (also dogs). Some knowlegable bartenders. Big draw is Wednesday wine dinners and the live but excessively loud music. An attraction for Nob Hill locals and tourists. Major bus stop nearby. Happy hour drink specials Mon-Fri. And appetizer deals. Unfinished bottles available to-go.