We will be visiting from Boston for several days in November. We are laying out a dining plan for 3 nights in town, but on our first night we'd like to do Italian. We don't want to go to a 'shmancy' place - we care mostly about delicious food and a fun and reasonably laid back atmosphere.
Currently debating between Lupa, Crispo and Scarpetta. Is there a strong leaning one way or the other? Is Lupa more of a tourist joint due to batali fame? What is the one thing that stands out at each place?
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