Via Carducci is pretty nice. Physically, it feels authentic. Tables are crammed close together, the room is very noisy, delicious smells waft in from the kitchen fairly reqularly, there is a nice selection of Italian liqueurs and aperitives just like you might find in a bona fide Italian Bar. I found the food a little disappointing--huge servings of pasta with not particularly inspiring sauces, a somewhat limited menu (if memory serves), and recipes that seem more along the lines of the old-school italian american joint than the classic trattoria that the decor suggests. So I give it a mixed review--but i have other friends who love it, so perhaps I went on an off-night. Worth a try.