A friend and her family come to town every October from the San Francisco area, and meet in Chicago prior to going to South Bend for a Notre Dame game. She was recently displeased with the food and service at Harry Carey's and is looking for an alternate location for 2007.
Any suggestions on a fun Italian place with good food, for 25-30 people, in the Loop or River North area? Knowing them, price isn't really an object. I think she'd prefer a local restaurant, and not a Maggiano's type place.
Thanks for the help!