I've never tasted a bad drink from Daniele. He's the real deal. No, it's not a "real" Mai Tai but his Navy Grog, Missionary's Downfall, etc. are true to the originals. There's definitely something for everyone on the Esotico menu.
Once I've been there a few more times I'll share my favorites, but so far everything is worthy. They also made a few off-menu drinks with very little prompting.