The comfortable sophistication of Ristorante Sardinia derives from an interior design that is at once modern and welcoming. Rich woods and stonework impart a neighborhood ambience common to an urban osteria or trattoria or enoteca. Windows, subtly dressed in white sheers, and lighting modulated by sleek oversized cylindrical lampshades add to the unpretentious elegance. A transparent “wall” of floor to ceiling wooden wine racks divides the restaurant’s private, formal side from the more casual side that opens onto sidewalk seating. A 7-stool dining bar faces the hearth, a fiery feature in a blue- tiled wall. The earthen palette of brick, stone, and tile is lightened by ample window exposures and spacious furniture arrangement that allows for dining in an uncrowded, yet casually intimate atmosphere.