Friends just came back from attending a wedding in Italy. We love great Italian food. The North End is chockablock (don't groan) with great places but where to narrow it down. This is for a birthday celebration for the two ladies (yes-me included) in the group who love to eat. Hopefully we won't break the bank. If NE fails, South End interesting newer places would also suffice. Is this too much to ask in one request? Sorry, but you Chowhounds never fail to satisfy. Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.