I'll be celebrating my birthday with my best friend and I'm trying to find a place for our birthday dinner (8-10 people). I tried calling Osteria Mozza today but they don't take reservations for more than 8 people- so i tried calling for 45 min. for nothing. I was also thinking of Osteria Angelini, but that is also a bit on the smaller side. We live in the Pasadena area, but we're willing to drive a bit... so I'm asking for recs for a place with great food and a fun atmosphere...low corkage fee is a plus as well.
Thanks in advance fellow foodies!