I am hosting a surprise bday party for a friend and he loves italian. We are going to have a group of 15-25 people. We have tried many restaurants, i.e Vie Veneto, Valentino, Drago, Capo, etc. I'd like to try something new and need help from anyone who's tried something really delicious with decent ambience on the westside, i.e Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Westwood, etc. Any suggestions?