Parents are coming into town tonight and i'm still struggling to decide on a restaurant for an early father's day dinner (& at this point i'm also limited by what will still have tables)!! they're a bit more conservative so i'm looking for a place w/ very solid pastas and meat/fish entrees (unfortunately they're mostly accustomed to very average chain italian food in upstate NY). Great service and a nice (ie not cramped, not too noisy) atmosphere are also essentials..
looking for something downtown (below 23rd preferably), moderately priced (entress in mid-20s fine).
i'm considering.. crispo, barbuto, apizz, peasant, cacio e pepe, del posto enoteca ($40 prixe fixe!)..
other suggestions, preferences of the above, etc welcome...