My husband and I are looking to celebrate his birthday in January by going to a truly authentic Italian restaurant. I tried looking for help here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/101326 but one of the ones I selected closed, another became a Portuguese restaurant and the decor of another was not very special at all.
Price is not an issue as this is a celebration, but we would like somewhere that is authentic (my version of authentic is smaller portions, maybe a selective menu with a few things done well, good wine list, romantic ambience and warm but unintrusive service). Tall order!!!
Thanks for your help!