I still can't squeeze in a reservation at Babbo but as in my prior post, I will be willing to stand at the door at opening time to see if I can get seats at the bar. However, if that doesn't appear to work and/or my friend passes out from hypoglycemia, what would be other alternatives for very fine Italian? I know Lupa would be recommended and I'd like to go but my friend has been there and didn't really want to go back. I've been hearing much about A Voce and though there are some complaints about it, the menu doesn't sound bad. I was able to get a reservation at A Voce through OpenTable for the same night (saved just in case I cannot get into Babbo). I was reading a bit on L'Impero just to see and there have been some positive reviews on it. Though I admit, the menu at A Voce sounds more intriguing. What are your opinions?