The funny thing is, sometimes there are moments when the stars align and it all works out. Driving down El Paseo we happened upon a catering truck with driven by a jovial Italian gentleman from Palermo, named Mario. He is the owner/chef at this restaurant, Trattoria Tiramisu, and an excellent cook. His staples are pure southern Italian with a few nods to the northern style. At dinner last night we shared an appetizer of Cioppino, which was as good as any I have ever had, filled with seafood and shellfish, and in a perfect tomatey broth. As a test I asked him if he could make me a Fettucini Puttanesca, one of those dishes that warm the soul on a Winter evening. He agreed though it was not on the menu. Mrs had Scallops and Linguine, which was superb. All in all, a great experence and a great meal. The place was packed even for a Sunday evening. If you're ever in the desert try Tiramisu, you will not be disappointed.