Chef Duke LoCicero puts a creative twist on Italian fare. Signature oysters Giovanni are lightly fried oysters served on a colorful bed of five sauces. A traditional option is spaghetti with homemade meatballs with marinara sauce. Duck classico is a garlic-glazed roasted half duck served with sweet Marsala sauce and mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards $$$
Plush red decor and intimate seating make this a romantic spot for drinks before dinner or a nearby show or a nightcap before heading home. Cocktails are mixed with house-made simple syrups and freshly squeezed fruit juices. Chef Duke's bloody mary is a popular starter. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5:30-7 p.m. daily.