My Iowa State friends treated me to a wonderful dinner at +39. It's in one of the newer section of Ames. The room is bright and airy. The owners are Italian and that shows through in both the food and service.
I started with a Caesar salad. The dressing was light and delicate.
For my main course, I had to order the pork---this is Iowa, after all. The Valdostana is a breaded pork cutlet, pounded thin for tenderness. The pork was succulent and moist. The breading was crisp but not overly so---it was tender in a very comforting way.
Italian kitchens are famous for their desserts. I loved this wonderful jam-filled cake. I couldn't finish it, of course, but I did manage to save some for breakfast.