* Click here for rating key
THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Piazza Restaurant Review: La Piazza is almost small enough to be considered intimate, with its dim lighting from Milano-inspired fixtures, lavender kitchen chairs and Grandma's tablecloths. But when it's busy, which is often, it's loud, and when it's packed, it's even louder. It's as hospitable to families as it is to groups of (well-behaved) college kids or post-work birthday dinner groups. And the food? The emphasis is on pizza and pasta, although there are some French and American entrées as well. Still, we go Italian when the pizza dough is handmade and arrives in rustic ovals, intriguingly topped with items like spicy shrimp. Those seeking comfort food will be happy with what's called traditional Italian neighborhood lasagna, not served in tidily cut layered squares but much more like regular pasta, its components seemingly mixed on the plate, just the right thing after a bad day at work or before a walk home on a snowy night.