We usually go into Encinitas to our favorite Italian restaurant there, but we decided to try something closer to where we are staying in Carlsbad. This restaurant was a delightful find. Nice outdoor patio dining when it's warm enough. Our waiter was Eduardo, and he was very personal and professional. Great house wine; good beer selection. Very good bartender who makes a great Manhattan. Great Caesar salad; waiter split one for us to share. I asked for a made-to-order dish of shrimp scampi which was delicious; my husband asked for the vodka tomato sauce on his pasta, and said it was fabulous. Desserts are made in house; I highly recommend the Tiramisu and crème brulee. Both were very good. Prices reasonable for the quality of the food.