This restaurant boldly ventures where few upscale rooms have gone before (ignore the drycleaner next door and the Church’s Chicken kitty-corner). The menu is Roman rather than northern, and is a little less expensive (pastas are $12-17) than Campagnolo, and simpler: antipasti, pasta, and pizza but no mains. This is the place for bucatini all’ amatriciana (tomato sauce with rich, meaty bits of bacon) or strozzapreti cacio e pepe (spaghetti-like pasta with pecorino and pepper). Great Italian aperitifs along with. Open for lunch Monday to Friday and brunch on weekends. Video.Vanmag.com