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Yet another recommendation for Italian, PLEASE

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Hello all. I rarely eat Italian in restaurants (too spoiled by grandma's home cooking). I have gone to Babbo, and Lupa and enjoyed them very much. I also frequent a neighborhood favorite, Grano, and am never disappointed. What I would like is a recommendation for the BEST Italian other than Babbo. Price does not matter, any atmosphere, anywhere below the 80's, and a good wine list is a plus. It will be a special occasion with friends who love Italian. All suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Convivio. Alto also gets great reviews but I've not been there so cannot comment. Both have great wine lists.

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    1. re: erica

      I would suggest Alto - with the caveat to skip the fish dishes. I've posted two pretty long reports about my experiences there.

    2. Convivio
      Insieme
      Scarpetta

      All worth considering.

      1. Scallinatella is a nice option!

          1. If you like rustic Italian, try Peasant