Pizza-by-the-slice eatery dishes out real Italian-American comfort food in Uptown.. The Scene Behind the cafeteria-style counter cooks toss pasta in saucepans and scoop hot pizza from bakers ovens. A hodgepodge of glazed tiles, a smattering of comfy leather booths and a Top 40 soundtrack create a relaxed, neighborhood feel. Sidewalk seating in front offers excellent people-watching of Uptown pedestrians. The Food The menu is straight out of New York City complete with authentic cannoli--sweet, mascarpone cheese rolled in a fried pastry shell--and thin crust pizza. There are also healthy options like salad made with crisp greens, tangy dressing and a choice of ham, salami, cheese, or roasted peppers. An ample pasta selection ranges from the traditional baked ziti to more exotic lobster ravioli in seafood sauce. The tiramisu, a spongy Italian pudding, is a worthy finale as is the caramel fudge cheesecake.