I've searched but results are a bit overwhelming, and most are not specific to my quest. I seek/request recommendations and/or advice on narrowing/focusing my search for an upscale (but not jacket required) dinner for 4 in Rome.
My traveling companion and I will meet up with my Mom and Dad in Rome for Mom's birthday. Parents appreciate fine food but are not frequent travelers outside the US. As such I'd like to find a memorable meal for her birthday. Price is probably not an issue until we start getting over about 200E per person. None of us will have attire on hand appropriate for a "Jacket Required" restaurant
Normally, I only care about food, and don't care at all about setting / view / ambiance, but this meal breaks my usual trends. We'd like a place that's attractive and comfortable, and quiet enough that a group of 4 can have a pleasant conversation over dinner. The group has pretty varied and flexible tastes. Probably something unique to Rome would be ideal, as this is probably the only time Mom will ever be in Italy. We won't have a car, so public transportation or reasonable cab ride accessibility is important. We're not sure yet where we'll be staying.
I appreciate that this may be similar to oft-posed queries. If this has been dealt with recently on CH, I would appreciate guidance in narrowing my search.
Thanks for any suggestions!