I know this topic has been covered extensively but maybe I can ask the question a bit differently.
Looking for a cozy, more romantic spot that also serves up Italian. I've noted the higher ends such as Babbo, Del Posto, Marea, Ai Fiori and Maialino as well as Locanda Verde, Osteria Morini, Scarpetta, Minetta Tavern and Crispo.
First question: Is there any one of these that you would stay away from for any reason?
Second question: what is the "go to" or signature dish/dishes that I should try at any of the noted restaurants.
Final question: for those that have either a tasting or pix fixe menu - should I do that or a la carte?
Thanks for any and all replies.