Although hopping with tourists, this resto -- offering outdoor, sidewalk dining as well as the usual, upscale, noisy big room interiors -- seated us within 5 mins, without reservations.
Taking into account a whetted appetite due to timezone shifts and American Airlines meal deprivation, we still found the fare at this Italian eatery delicious, The Bruschetta was spectacular Californian fresh with appropriate avocado flair on crispy chiabata triangles, crowned by fresh [did I say that again?] arugula, lightly dressed with a delicate olive oil vinegarette.
The Carbonara, sadly, was drowning in heavy cheesy cream, making it overwhelming as a primo piatto; however, the Chicken Picatta, not over breaded, was sutably sauted in a delicious light lemon sauce I would wish to duplicate at home. Adding some garlic sauteed spinach was necessary as a side for verdure.
Worthy of a visit for some decent Italian fare in Pasadena.