721 Broadway, Homewood (near Green Springs end of Broadway)
Lunch (Wed-Fri) and dinner, full bar, reservations necessary (call at least a week and a half in advance for weekend reservations). The best Italian in Birmingham, hands-down. Cozy neighborhood Italian bistro offering sandwiches, salads, pasta and more. Dishes include fried calamari, eggless Caesar salad, pasta e fagioli, pork tenderloin with polenta, tuna steak with risotto, and zuppa di pesce over linguini. Don't miss the pistachio-crusted fried oysters appetizer. Lunch menu features sandwiches such as smoked turkey, grilled apples and Gorgonzola; grilled chicken with sauteed spinach and mushrooms; and grilled portobello mushrooms with roasted peppers.
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April 2009 review on al.com