I need recs for a very important dinner next month. Here are the criteria:
Italian in Manhattan
can be up to $150 per person
great service, but not uptight/stuffy
moderate loudness is fine, but would prefer to be able to carry on a conversation without yelling
dinner is for a group of girls, so romance not necessary
want fantastic food AND fantastic wine list!!
Please give me your recommendation for the BEST restaurant that meets those criteria - I know, there is some debate as to the best italian in manhattan, but I am overwhelmed!!!