Out of town friends want to eat Italian in this area...(I know, I know...) Spigolo is out as they want more of a classic, traditional menu. The food at Elio's is excellent but the place is very noisy and scen-ey. Of the others listed, I have heard good reports but have never been and wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction. Campagnola seems to be VERY (maybe too) expensive....but will consider if reports are great. Do not like Nino's.
I have been to Paola's and like it but am looking to venture into new territory....food is the main thing.....we will be eating (very)early so probably can get a table anywhere for tonight or tomorrow... OH..midtown east is also a possibility..... Te Adoro on 57th??? Thanks!