I read about a couple of new places that I thought opened the past few months (okay, maybe more than that). One had Italian food, and I thought was on Columbus Avenue in the 80s, maybe; it was written up in the NY Times and made it sound like more of a neighborhood-type place (casual, tavern-like …).
Now that I need a place to go this Friday night I'm drawing a blank. Any ideas? Good Italian food or similar (i.e., basic food, nothing too adventurous …), entrees in the mid-$20s or so and manageable noise-levels to allow for conversation.