Taking the girl out to dinner for her birthday and looking for a really good (food-wise) restaurant that would be a good scene for us. Doesn't have to be romantic (although it can be), but want it to be fun, with the food being the priority. I'm leaning towards an Italian place, but if it's not Italian and fits the criteria, I'd love to hear about it.
As for $$$, the absolute maximum for the bill for the two of us, including wine and tip should be $150. Less is certainly fine too. Also the dinner is this Thursday so it has to be a place that I can get a reservation for. Thanks in advance.