Beneath the canopied exterior of Via Verdi Cucina Rustica, elderly couples, 40-somethings with small children, and pretty young things appear at ease. A must-try is the eggplant parmigiana. Made with organic eggplant, it boasts the perfect consistency and blends well with the slightly sweet marinara sauce. The Mediterranean octopus is also flawless. Accented with chickpeas and sweet cherry tomatoes, the octopus comes neatly arranged on a mound of mild and velvety chickpea purée. The dish is a fitting example of how Via Verdi bounces from casual to more refined cuisine.Read our full review.