The venue is small and cozy, the perfect size for parties of 2-4. They won't have a liquor license for another six weeks so it's BYOB, but there's no additional corkage fees. You can also go down the street to Nectar Wine Lounge and buy bottles of wine (mention Laiola and they'll throw in a 10% discount).
While the service was spotty and the wait really long, the food was excellent. At our table:
* House cured meats: Salchichon (spicy dry pork) and Butifarra de pato (duck and pistachio)
* Savory garlic flan, cumin caramel
* Chickpea croquetas, olivada aioli
* Octopus braised in tomatoes, celery salad
* Bistec a la parilla, NY strip, cabrales butter
* Slow roasted Napa lamb, baby leeks, salsa verde