I am going out to dinner with my buddies tomorrow night. Usually we do steak. This time, though, I've convinced them I would find an Italian place because I am sick of steak.
Cost isn't so much of an issue as ambiance - I don't want to go someplace romantic with them. Just good food, friendly waiters, good wine, etc.
Any suggestions? Extra challenge - it would need to be the sort of place where I could get a table on short notice, i.e. if I called tonight.