A group of Pepperdine grads will be meeting up in Malibu for a mellow dinner before a friend's wedding. I am looking for a mid-priced restaurant where we can gather (6-8 of us) and enjoy each other's company. Food should be fairly straight-forward, Meditteranean, Italian or American. Ambiance should be quiet enough that we can hear each other but not so quiet that our chatter will overwhelm the restaurant.
Anyone have recent reports of Tra di Noi or Allegria? We can't go to Taverna Tony's because some people are attending an event there the night before.