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This corner café, with its high ceilings, large windows, and dark wood furniture, is a pleasant spot for lunch on a sunny day. Italian-American fare and standard California cuisine, such as field greens topped with Gorgonzola and walnuts, make up the menu. On our visit, the Caesar salad had a satisfying crunch and a zippy dressing sparked by cracked black pepper, which our waiter ground table-side with a foot-long pepper mill. The quantity of an entrée of linguini carbonara with mushrooms could easily provide four traditional Italian servings of pasta, and we found the dish heavily sauced. Still we enjoyed its rich flavors and al dente noodles. Bold domestic wines, such as La Crema Chardonnay, balance the hearty fare. Lunch and dinner daily.
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