Francesco Giustiniano trekked from Sicily to South Texas, bringing his 35 years of culinary experience, to help a friend open an Italian restaurant. The restaurant gig didn’t work out, but he decided to hang his toque in Texas after falling for a local lady. Together, the couple took a tiny space in Mission and created a gem. We fell in love at first bite with the tortellini all’italiana, miniature pillows of fresh pasta in a four-cheese cream sauce. And we were delighted with the meaty lasagne with a luxurious béchamel sauce in place of the traditional ricotta. We couldn’t choose between the house-made tiramisu or cannoli, so we happily devoured both. Call for reservations because there are only four tables!
Hours: D Tue–Sat.
Last updated: June 27, 2017