Visiting NY for a few days and looking for a couple of good, moderate (not cheap, but not hideously expensive) restaurants in the East Village area. Could be anywhere from Union Square to Soho. Italian is always a first choice for me but open to other ideas also - Indian? Something else?
Last couple of times I hit I Coppi which I really enjoyed - but would be happy to try somewhere else. Similar level of dining experience - nice comfortable casual environment, well prepared thoughtful food, not insanely expensive. Any ideas?