Baraonda & Enoteca by the Fox
as a NYer, I have a pretty good idea of Italian restaurants. We have them all over town. Some are good, some bad, some awesome.
I wish Baraonda/Enoteca were in NY. They are both awesome! Yea, there's a bit of a scene at Baraonda in the evenings, but the food and service are excellent. Solid wine selection, great cappuccino and the biscotti that comes with it. Simple food ideas without any extravagance.
The prices are extremely reasonable.