Yes, I was harnessed with the ridiculous obligation to find a good restaurant, preferably Italian, for a group of 16 on Wednesday night at a reasonable (~8:30) time.
Not sure if it is possible.
Can anyone suggest where I even begin to start to call? I was thinking Crispo, possibly Pepolino in Tribeca. Tried to get a rez at Lupa (yeah, I know, no chance), but they have set menus for large groups, and I have a couple friends with food allergies so would rather people be able to pick.
At this point, open to options outside of Italian, as long as it's not Cuban / Mexican / S American foods.