This new addition to the burgeoning Italian offerings in town was packed on a Friday night. Two of us happily shared a generous salad of fresh arugula with wafer-thin onion slices, Parmesan, tomatoes, and lemon vinaigrette. Another of us relished his plate of burrata stuffed with cauliflower and sided by cherry tomatoes. Less successful was a flash-fried whole artichoke with a tough stem and leaves, saved neither by grapefruit nor orange slices. We gladly gave top marks, though, to the pappardelle and chicken cacciatore—tender meat topped with broad pasta, all set off by a hearty red sauce. Equally fine were two accompanying dishes: potato gnocchi (lovely morsels loaded with butter and cheese and touched with sage) and cheese tortellini in a butter sauce with fresh herbs. Unfortunately, the pizza part of the offerings, Salsiccia e Friarielli with cheese, sausage, rapini, and pecorino, came off strangely dry and with a slightly tough crust. That small flub, though, was balanced by friendly, efficient service. (Tip: If you want a quiet meal, avoid weekend evenings—the din is deafening.)