A friend and I decided to catch up a little on a Sunday evening for some conversation, wine, and dessert. I had never been to the Italian Village before, but it appeared to have a pretty decent wine selection online so we decided to meet there.
Though the dining room appeared to be super busy (Sunday evening around 645p) we were seated right away and greeted almost immediately by a super friendly waitress. I'm pretty sure her name was Nisa (like Nice-ah), but I'm probably spelling that wrong...
Our waitress offered us with some great wine recommendations and brought our glasses out very quickly. We just ordered cannoli but weren't pressured to order more (or rushed out of the restaurant for taking up a valuable table on a Sunday evening). In fact, she told us to take our time and made us feel very welcome. She checked on us to be sure we were happy with the wine and our dessert - which we were. When it came time for the check, she indicated she was no rushing and we could stay as long as we wanted, but to simply lay the bill stand down when we were ready for her to take the check.
We ended up talking for a couple hours, and our waitress was spectacular in making us feel welcome and satisfied with our visit. The ambiance was great, the wine and dessert were terrific, and the service was top-notch. Everyone seemed to leave with great big take-out boxes filled with yummy-smelling Italian favorites.
I will definitely be back for dinner next time, and I hope to make Sunday evening cannoli a tradition in the near future.