There should be a law. Every neighborhood should be required to have an Italian restaurant like Gourmet Pizza by Carlo. It's nothing fancy, just basic, dependable Italian food at a reasonable price. It's never too busy, so seating is easy and service is good. I haven't had the pizza, but I hear it is very good. We usually get pasta or a special when we go. I am particularly fond of the pasta primavera. My kids like the spaghetti with a giant meatball. All of the food is very good, but it is standard Italian restaurant food. The restauarant is laid out like a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, with a bar on one side and tables and booths on the other. Although they have a kids menu, you need to ask questions about what is on the menu to avoid surprises--enormous portions or one meatball for two kids. I especially like this restaurant because it is close to home and we can pick up and go whenever we want to. I know the food and service will be quality without being overboard.
The food here is consistently good but just be careful to check and see if it was cooked at Gourmet or at the other restaurant. And look out for Clifford Putz behind the bar who is the "guy in charge" some nights. He flunked Customer Service 101 and has all the charm of serial killer.
The best four cheese pizza that you can find in the area! Great customer service too the only sad thing is that they don't deliver