Will be heading to dinner with a colleague next Sunday. Italian is first choice. Will be in a cab via the tunnel so I'm thinking West Village, Tribeca or that area? Looked up reviews here of Aurora, Pepolino (upstairs), Scalini Fedela and Scarpetta. Seeking killer pastas and a great room. Last time I stayed in NYC did Convivo in Tudor City and loved it, if that's a barometer for my tastes. Don't mind spending $$ but just not over the top. Thanks in advance.