I'm looking for a good restaurant to take a group of 5 or 6 couples. I'd love a little gem, something not too much of a scene. The type of food preferably is Italian or American (or something else relatively mainstream). I'd like a place that is reasonably priced (entrees no more than the $15-$20 range) with decent sized portions, and a place where we'll be able to hear one another talk. In or near New Haven is important as we have people coming from the Danbury area, the Derby and West Haven areas, Waterbury, and Norwalk and Redding (unless, of course, you can think of someplace else that may be more central).
Thanks in advance!