Inside a charming, flower-covered house, this restaurant serves dishes that reflect the entire Mediterranean region. The menu, constantly changing and unfailingly great, depends on the availability of fresh seasonal ingredients. Choices might include grilled ahi tuna, creamy Italian risotto, or grilled lamb chops. The two-level dining room is cheerful and light. Excellent and long-lived but not flashy, the restaurant has a legion of dedicated fans, many middle-aged and
up. Lalime's is a good second choice if Chez Panisse is booked up.