Italian food with a very contemporary flare is the draw at "T-Mac's," along with the neighborly feel of the small, two-level restaurant. It's the kind of place that quickly becomes a favorite for locals. Customers are often greeted personally by friendly owner Tom Maccarone, a native of Walla Walla. Chef Gerry Meza's menu focuses on bold flavors and fresh, local, and organic ingredients for dishes like Upper Dry Creek lamb with seared scallops, cider braised pork shank, and grilled octopus salad. The T-Mac and Cheese is rich and delicious; desserts are baked in-house.