Arturo Boada Cuisine
When you drive up to Arturo Boada Cuisine, it's hard not to compare it to Arturo's Uptown Italiano, the restaurant he abruptly left behind to start this concept. There are no high ceilings or columns or big patios, and even if there was a patio, there wouldn't be much outside to look at. Though space is limited, the touches of class — white tablecloths, a few flowers here and there, friendly and attentive service — make it feel charming instead of cramped. With Arturo himself making periodic tours to talk to diners, it does feel like a true neighborhood spot. The menu, like Boada himself, is part Italian and part Latin, with pastas, steaks, seafood and wood-oven pizza.