I love this restaurant and can't believe I haven't already done a rating for it. My boyfriend took me to John's Italian Caffe for the first time probably about 3 years ago and we've been their many times since! I can tell you that the meats, pizza's, pasta's and salads are fantastic. I've tried something new every time I go. It's tucked into a street that you probably wouldn't go down unless you knew to go.
Unlike misschickie, I've never found noise to be a problem when I'm at John's and I've been at John's for both Lunch and Dinner on a few occasions. I guess that is something that is really luck of the draw, and I guess that I've gotten lucky that way. I do notice though that the building itself holds noise so, you find yourself talking much louder to talk over the people around you since it is a small space and everyones conversations get trapped in one little room.
I definitely highly recommend this place. The prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic!
Another goodie on Baldwin Street, this small and slightly grungy cafe has surprisingly delicious food! I came here for lunch with some family and we sat on the patio. Most of us ordered pasta dishes, but my Mom tried one of their sandwiches. Everything was delicious and very reasonably priced.
My only beef is that Baldwin street, though seemingly peaceful, can get quite noisy with all of the big trucks rumbling by. This seems to be a regular route for semis, garbage trucks and other large vehicles. That of course has nothing to do with the restaurant, but is something to keep in mind if you were hoping for a romantic patio date for two. Aside from that I'm definitely a fan and will be back!
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