This seems to be a word of mouth place...but it is an established favorite of so many locals. I was lucky to hear about the Ovalon from an associate more than 20 years ago as the place her family always celebrated Mother’s Day. Over the years I’ve have my wife, mother and many friends here...and they’re always happy to go back without waiting for special occasions..and we are not all locals. This Italian restaurant consistently has my favorite red sauce...so I always opt for a side of pasta no matter what I am ordering. I’m sorry that I cannot tell you my favorite dishes, because I am often trying their evening specials and regular dishes...and I enjoy them all.Some friends say their steaks are the best...over and over. My wife always has trouble deciding...but, if we are willing to share she always want to order fried calamari as an appetizer! The fish, veal, steaks, salads and soups...and oH YES their amazing breads are not to be bypassed. Always come hungry...you wont leave that way. We rarely get to dessert until we have a special occasion...and then share. But, in case you alone or new, you can sit at this very lively, friendly bar most nights and enjoy yourself with great staff to take care of you. By the way, I usually call ahead to reserve a table!