Pasta Pelican is a reliably charming Italian-American eatery tucked along the estuary, where water views and a stone hearth with a flickering fire vie couples looking for a romantic dinner. Head here when desiring a quick vacation-like getaway that stars solid performing pasta, pizza, steak, and sandwiches. The measured service means there are just the right pauses between courses, from the customizable dipping sauce of garlic, Parmesan, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar that arrives gratis to whatever follows. No-nonsense bruschetta, salads, pasta puttanesca, and fettuccine primavera con pollo are generous enough for couples to share. What a bargain. Lunch and dinner daily.