La Piazza Cucina Italiana
At La Piazza Cucina Italiana, owner Joey M. and his chefs want everyone to feel at home—so much so that they'll prepare anything their diners request as long as the ingredients are in the kitchen. But with their expansive dinner menu and tasting menus to boot, it seems unlikely that anyone would need to craft their own entree. Joey's team's penne à la vodka draws its name from a creamy blush sauce sprinkled with salty strips of prosciutto, and chefs garnish veal, steak, or chicken with ingredients such as artichoke hearts, olive oil, and white-wine sauces. To help encourage a fun, friendly atmosphere, Joey M. himself frequently opens for weekend live music by crooning Sinatra's greatest hits or leading the dining room in sing-along songs to bring flatware to life.