My best friend from Canada and her mother are coming up to meet us for dinner. The only issue is they are very particular about where they eat. They have specified that they would like Italian or Chinese, and that the restaurant shouldn't be too dressy, but not too casual. I was hoping that someone on here could help me out, because I can't take them to some of my usual favorites like Chili Garden or Francesca's kitchen, both which would freak them out. If the restaurant is not too far of a drive from downtown (like newbury street) that would be fantastic! Places like the south end and cambridge work too. Thank you chowhounds!!!
P.S- Since it's labor day, many restaurants are closed, oh no! My original thought was Trattoria Toscana, an old favorite... but alas, labor day strikes again
130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215