Take a crowd to Chianti because the big friendly place is geared for family groups and food-centric friends who want a big menu and room to spread out for a long evening of food as entertainment. Familiar Italian recipes (the owner’s family is from Abruzzo) done with authentic ingredients and a respect for fine red sauce. House-made fresh pasta daily. Chianti’s is like going to your Nonna’s for Sunday dinner and yes, you have a cloth napkin and you should not show up sloppy. But, the servers don’t tell you to sit up straight or ask why you’re not married yet.