I'd like to find a nice place to take my b.f. for his birthday, and he loves Italian food. He's never been to Angelini Osteria but it just doesn't seem like that comfy a place to settle in for the evening. I used to love Chianti Ristorante for this type of occasion. Can anyone recommend an Italian restaurant, anywhere from Beverly Hills to downtown to Pasadena (not the Westside or the Valley) that has really good food but is also cozy and perhaps a bit romantic?
He liked Dan Tana's last year but I don't think I'm really into having their food again this year.