This is one of our regular places to go with friends. The food seems to get better and better, and portions larger than when they opened. (Early on, portion size was criticized due to the price point.)
On a recent visit, I had their version of cacio e pepe with escarole, lemon oil and bread crumbs - a delicious and hearty vegetarian dish. Other entrees ordered by dining companions: seafood with squid ink pasta and roasted head-on shrimp. All topped off with a wine special of a spicy, effervescent Barbaresco. There was lots of moaning at our table! No room for dessert, but hopefully they’ll bring back the chocolate budino this winter.
The one downer was an appetizer of tempura oysters - three tiny oysters for $9. Delicious, but really skimpy. Place is small and fills up fast on weekends. Unlike the older incarnation of the Centre Street Café, they do take reservations.