This cozy restaurant bordering the East End Historic District and downtown Galveston will have you crying out “Mamma mia!” Reservations are a good idea, because locals love and tourists somehow find this little off-the-beaten-path cucina magnificently guided by owners Pina and Sal Ruggieri. Chef Pina offers handmade pastas, like tagliatelle alla bolognese; heartier dishes, like classic osso buco with saffron risotto; and fresh seafood bought from the docks, just four blocks away.