Here you've got classical mussels in a marinara sauce with all the chunk tomato and fresh garlic you remember. It's a special occasion each time you order it. And the contrast of that vivid red with the white and black. Just fabulous.
Enjoy this traditional meal and your other half, or your family, or your friends, can order something entirely different. That's the diner way. That's why we have The Big Menu -- there's something for everyone. :)