On such a busy night, finding this restaurant excellent....speaks for itself. We did not have reservations, however, we were seated within 5 minutes. Our server- Melissa was perfect and charming! The food was wonderful. We shared the beet salad with goat cheese...and it was great. Melissa was happy to split it at the table for us. My friend had the eggplant parm and it was very good. I had the meatball, ricotta and red pepper dish............I am pretty fussy about meatballs (being Italian myself), however, they were yummy. The portions are wonderfully large. The different breads and garlic butter were all great! On our way out, I wanted to meet the manager and tell him of my very good rating of this restaurant. He humbly thanked me and was so appreciative and happy that I took the time to tell him...I will return to this restaurant as soon as I can. Truly, it was a perfect 10 for me and my friend. Thank you Passione and keep up the excellent work!!!!!