Donna Irene was created because of the owners' passion about wine. As a result, the balance is clearly tilted towards and extraordinary wine collection, with food coming in second, as accompaniment for wine tasting. The wine list is extensive, focused 90+ % on Italy's major wine regions (Piemonte, Tuscany, Friuli, Trentino, Veneto, Marche, Umbria, Campania, Sicily, etc) with France coming in a distant second, Germany a distant third, and token items from Spain. The food is very good, but not at the same level as the selection of wines. There is a good, but not outstanding selection of antipasti, pastas and main dishes. They are, in general, well-prepared, but they are not memorable. Donna Irene is best enjoyed tasting wine, while enjoying a few dishes of good food.