A group of 6 or 7 people, bonded by a photo trip to Cuba several years ago, are getting together in the Soho or Little Italy neighborhoods this coming Saturday.
We want time to talk without being rushed. We'd like a casual (jeans) Italian that is not pretentious and not too expensive--somwhere where we can take our time and relax.
The other day I inquired about Taormina and the response I received was that there are many restaurants that are better.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.