Hi all, I'm looking for a little advice on choosing a restaurant for my birthday next month. I'm sort of feeling Italian food this time around. We've been eating a lot of great French and Asian food lately, but haven't had any really amazing Italian meals in a while. I had high hopes for Pazzo (looked good on paper and I loved Bill Bradley's food during that brief period when Rustic Kitchen was good) and was majorly disappointed by my first trip there...so I think I'm trying to fill the void left by that visit.
Anyway, I'm thinking of: Coppa, Erbaluce, Scampo, Sportello, or Via Matta. The only one on that list that we've already been to is Via Matta. We've found it amazing when it wants to be, and lacking on other visits. I'm open to other suggestions, but definitely want to avoid North End type places... Bonus points where there is burrata present (the Scampo menu is looking great to me right now).
The best Italian meal I had last year was in San Francisco! That just doesn't seem right. =)