Was going to take my wife to one of these for her birthday? Thoughts? (Or, any other better, mid priced romantic lower Manhattan spot? Doesn't have to be Italian)
Advice is much appreciated.
Peasant has the most romantic environment but the staff can make you feel rushed if it is a packed time.
I've been to 2 of the 3 in your title thread.
Peasant is much better than Locanda Verde in terms of the romantic aspect of the ambiance that you seem to be looking for. The food is also better at Peasant.