We went to Caffe DiNotte on Sunset Drive in Kendall for a group lunch to celebrate some family birthdays recently. We’ve all visited this restaurant before, since it has been a gem for fine Italian food with a touch of Latin flavor, in an intimate setting, for years. The restaurant also features walls filled with colorful paintings and some walls with wine storage. Most people are happily surprised by the colorful paintings on the walls in a restaurant in the middle of a strip mall, and others will think they’re in a frame shop. It’s funny how different people react to the same environment. There’s also a bar area near the front entrance for those sitting alone or that just want a drink. The Caffe DiNotte Menu prices are not cheap, so don’t expect pizza joint prices. However, besides dinner, they offer an Executive Lunch special with soup or salad, a main course dish and dessert for a reasonable price of $16 plus tax and tip, which comes to about $20. With the prices at even fast food restaurants these days, it’s a pretty good deal for a much better meal and surroundings. They also have daily specials, and your waiter will give you a full description of the dishes.