I've been working/staying on the UES for a few months and have spent very little time downtown. The group wishes to head down there tonight for dinner and I'm looking for suggestions.
Little Italy or Greenwich Village area
Entrees in the <=$25 range
Italian cuisine (but will try anything that might be a "can't miss" for these areas)
No seafood (part of the group doesn't eat seafood)
Accomodate 6-7 people
Not necessarily "formal" dining, but a nice atmosphere
By the way, I've enjoyed reading this board during my stay here. Thanks to all for the recs and reports.