El Paso Italian
Any El Pasoean knows that 99% of our Italian Restaurants are quite possibly the worst in the world BUT both Mi Piaci and Ardovino's Desert Crossing are wonderful. Mi Piaci illustrates how one should do EVERYTHING. From the earth tones, to their knowing staff, even before food arrives, you know you are amongst those who "get it". The highlights are all their pastas, an osso buco to die for, deserts from heaven and a wonderful exotic wine list. Though Ardovinos offers more bang for the buck, the personal touch and the quiet ambiance make for the perfect romantic dinner. My ONLY change would be to remove the vinyl backed chairs which both squeek AND clash with the rest of the decor.