It’s always been challenging for the tenant of this cozy restaurant space above The Dubliner to make things work well. While this building is a gorgeous colonial structure, it doesn’t have easy parking. The pub is big enough to pull customers in, but a small restaurant upstairs has to offer something special, which Maccheroni needs to do better. Its interior is pleasant but lacking in coherence—with the psychedelic paintings of Italian landmarks, pale walls, simple fine dining furniture and rustic trattoria-like crockery not quite coming together (a lot of this was inherited from the previous restaurant). The food was average. Our salmon and tuna parcels with a mix of kiwi, cucumber and tomato sounded intriguing, but they were actually slices laid on a plate. Our seafood ravioli and spinach and ricotta ravioli had the same sauces, but just dressed a little differently. While the service was lovely and prompt, the food can be much improved. We’re hoping for that the next time we visit.