We are 3 women in our late 40's coming to NYC next month. Looking for an Italian restaurant with great food and a terrific atmosphere. Nothing too stuffy.
We do NOT want southern Italian - that is, neopolitan, sicilian red sauce based, checked tablecloth, baked parm sort of food.
Willing to splurge a little but don't want to go crazy overboard with price.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We are willing to cab it to anywhere in the city. Thanks!