The neighborhood where Mid-City, City Park, St. John, and Esplanade Ridge come together has long been populated by young adults. This pizza and pasta house serves their appetites with inexpensive, large servings on totally Americanized Italian food, but enough of a well-worn quality to feel atmospheric.
The building began its life about eighty years ago as a gas station, which it was until the 1980s. A series of renovations and lots of plants disguise that history. The service staff--even before the current owners took over--has always taken its good old time to serve you, but at least we know everything is made fresh. Despite the name, there's nothing you'd see in a Fellini movie going on here.
One course should do it. If you order more than that, pay careful attention to make sure you're not getting the same things in two different configurations.