My friends family have frequented this restaurant for years so I was pleased when it lives up to their review. Our waiter, Jack, was attentive and remember them by name. That's impressive. The minestrone soup was the best I've ever had, loved the salad and its dressing. I am really picky about dressings and this was good. Serving size was more than ample and I am presently eating some of the pasta for lunch. Yum. The Calamari Steak was very good. Never had any that wasn't fried tentacles but glad to have tried it. Very tender and tasty. Would return to this restaurant anytime time I'm back in California.