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 or creamy Italian risotto. Light colors used in the dining room, which has two levels, help to create a cheerful mood. 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.