We called for a reservation and were told that the restaurant was busy, but there was one table near a large party. Would we want it? Sure, why not. They also told us how long it would take for us to get there. On arrival, we were seated quickly. Bread and butter arrived as we were seated. The owner came to our table after we were seated to welcome us and chattered for a time. She also said that she would send the waitress over so that we could order and not have our order have to wait for a large party about to be seated. The waiter came immediately. Our food arrived rather quickly. The house salad was inexpensive, large, and delicious. My wife had the cannelloni, delicious. I had the eggplant parmigian, Delicious. This was the best meal that we have had in our many day trip in California. The only issue we had was that the servings were so big that we had no room for dessert. We would return here if we should ever find ourselves in Bakersfield again.