My wife and I are going to Providence w/a couple on Friday night for dinner, one a vegetarian and the other a strictly meat & potatoes eater. Neither are adventurous. One strange word on a menu to them, such as "parsnips" or "celeraic", and they both are out the door. My wife and I are adventurous eaters and will go anywhere. We always like the Fez, but not sure if enough options for these two. Both of these two do like fresh pasta, like Sportello in Boston, so we could go in that direction as well.
Thanks for the suggestions.