We have some guests visiting us soon and need a casual place to have dinner. There will be 3 kids (5-2 yrs old) and 6-7 adults. I was thinking of Arturo's or Otto (leaning towards Arturo's) but haven't been to either in years. Our guests are visiting from Chicago so, if I go with pizza, it has to be good. How are these restaurants lately? Also, how is the Arturo wine list? I don't remember it being that great, especially by the glass. Do they take reservations?
We also don't have to do pizza - I was trying to come up with a higher end diner type or low-key bistro but admittedly don't eat out in Manhattan often. Any suggestions?