Out-of-towners going to a matinee musical Saturday with elders who like Italian cuisine. Can NYC-hounders suggest non-tourist trap restaurants where we can dine after matinee? Traditional Italian fare, white table cloth, short cab ride or walking distance (not too far from theater district), $$$ no object.
Is it too late for Saturday early evening reservations?
If concierge suggests some restaurants, what places are to be avoided, and what places would you recommend?