More than Italian food (although they did serve pasta), this was a straight up pizzeria. We drank beer, ordered a huge bowl of salad, and then the waiter brought out four crispy and fragrant pizzas. We made quick work of them. We sat there for a while over our espressi, and watched the crowd gathering in the street right next to us. It seems that on Friday nights that was the place to be for teenagers, it even looked like a band was going to start playing soon. We scrammed before that all started, as we feared we'd never get a taxi once the throngs set in.
When I saw the receipt for my part of dinner, I rubbed my eyes: it exchanged to $60 for five people (at 1.5 reales to the dollar). Definitely worth it, especially if you feel like getting out of the tourist track of restaurants and neighborhoods.
New York, New York
August 8, 2002
From journal Somente Mim