I am coming out for the ALA conference. I need a recommendation for a birthday dinner reservation. I am looking for a small restaurant (not fine dining), prefer Italian (but not wedded to it), prefer a place that is under the radar or at least isn't in all of the guidebooks. Coming from the Bay Area, I have grown accustomed to organic/locally grown everything, so I think I need this in the restaurant as well.
Lupa in NYC
Delfina in SF