Planning a trip to NYC in the next few months and the three of us would like to have dinner at an Italian restaurant one night. After reading numerous reviews from various websites, I'm considering one of the following restaurants: Babbo, Carbone or Emilio's Ballato. Would like a fun and lively atmosphere in addition to great food. Would any or all of the above restaurants be a good match for this criteria, or does one stand out more than the others? That is, if we can get a reservation. Any opinions appreciated!