This flagship branch of the East Bay pasta purveyor has tall glass windows on three sides that let diners watch the Boulevard go by. Groups and catering are welcomed, and advice on party platters is gladly given. The restaurant partners with Castro Valley schools for fundraisers. Beverages and bread are all-you-can-eat from a buffet bar. Mondays and Wednesdays are "Rigatoni Dollar Days," offering incentives for repeat diners. Free wi-fi. Management is very friendly.