What is it? Sophisticated but not stuffy, this lively spot brings the beer and wine crowds together over Modern Italian fare. Featuring brews made in house, the craft beer list name-drops its hops, and the restaurant landed a Wine Spectator Award in 2017 for a list that goes hundreds of bottles deep.
Why go? As host of public TV show “Eat! Drink! Italy!” and “On the Road with Vic Rallo,” the owner knows his way around Italian cuisine.
Price range: Pricey