The name means "good buddies," and this strip-mall jewel is always percolating with conversation and good strong espresso. The airy space is convivial: blond woods, periwinkle walls and columns, and handsome artworks of beach scenes, sailboats, and palm trees. Chef Adriano Usini turns out meticulously prepared standards. The antipasto alone is worth a visit, as are the homemade breadsticks and focaccia, and definitive carpaccio and insalata Caprese. The shellfish linguine
in a light, silken tomato sauce, with cherry-tomato skins pulled back and crisped, and gnocchi in four-cheese sauce with brandy and pistachios will please any pasta perfectionist. Two dozen first-rate pizzas emerge from the wood-burning oven, and meat and seafood mains are beautifully done, never overcooked. The wine list is notable (400-odd choices) for a casual eatery, showcasing great range and affordability even on high-ticket, hard-to-find heavy hitters such as Biondi Santi Brunello, Jermann Pinot Grigio, and Giacosa Barbaresco; the knowledgeable staff will gladly suggest pairings.
Buckingham Sq., West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY1-1204, Cayman Islands