La Ciccia is Sardinia in the city, a cosy (read: a bit cramped) southern Italian eatery. Massimiliano (Max) Conti does his native island proud, showcasing its simple yet playful flavours in every bite of his authentic cuisine. Seafood takes center stage, and neighborhood locals flock to La Ciccia for dishes headlined by calamari, octopus, sardines and the like. For non-fishy folk, however, perfectly-cooked pizzas are, well, perfect. And it would be easy to exist by the all-Italian wine list alone. Traditional preparations are employed here, which means your fish will be served whole and looking back at you.