07/24/2008Mi Piaci Italian Restaurant
The BEST Italian in town: This is my pick when I'm craving Italian. The food is wonderful, from the HUGE pizzas, to the luscious Chicken Rollatini. The garlic bread they bring out is hot, moist, and baked to perfection. The servings are VERY generous, and the taste is exquisite. The only downside is at times young children can get a little loud, but that can be an issue at any place in town.The atmosphere is quiet, with soft, soothing music in the background. Not so loud that you have to talk over it, but just enough to notice in the quiet interludes, helping to smooth over those awkward lulls in your conversation.The service is competent and timely, but not rushed or pushy.If you prefer spirits over tea or soft drinks, they welcome a selection from your private stock. If you have a really interesting vintage, they may just display the empty bottle somewhere in the restaurant.They also have a small private room, perfect for those cozy get togethers with a few of your closest friends when you want to shut the rest of the world away.All in all, a very relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. An even more interesting evening may be enjoyed when they host a fundraiser concert for the Satin Strings ensemble of Permian High School. Mi Piaci really lends a fine touch of class to the other wise "roughneck and roustabout" town of Odessa.