I want to take my mom out for a great Northern Italian (read Cinque Terra etc) meal. She likes seafood, so I was thinking Mare, but wasn't sure. Perhaps Grotto? She's a professional chef, and both taste and presentation are important to her, but more than that she just wants a great meal. FYI, she thought the service at Sage was horrendous and that the best part about the restaurant was the appetizer. I'd like an Italian-heavy wine list, the entrees to be between $20 and $30, and a dressy, but not stuffy atmosphere. Your recs? Thanks!