My birthday is at the beginning of October and I have started to brain storm some ideas for a small birthday dinner (no more than 4-6 people). I originally made a reservation for Zentan (still thinking this might be a good idea) but now I'm leaning a little more towards Italian (seriously...who doesn't like yummy Italian). There are so many new Italian restaurants in town that I haven't tried. But I was hoping perhaps I could get some recommendations or thoughts if any of these places would work.
On my list are the new Bibiana, Siroc, or Potenza. I really like Dino but thought we could try something new. I would like some place where 6 friends could get together, have a delicious meal, a few bottles of wine, and still not have to mortgage off the house in the process. (Ideally if we can keep it around $100/person or so that would be great).
Would any of these places work for a smaller, intimate birthday party? Any place I'm missing?