Help - re-do birthday dinner: epic Italian - mostly pastas?
I want to take my husband to dinner for his birthday, and we had a fail at a recent Italian restaurant (must've been an off-night for Dell-Anima). I want to go to one of the big, visually impressive places, but they all seem to have limited pastas (Scarpetta, Del Posto). I'm looking for something like Babbo, which we loved a few years ago, but I don't know that I can get a reservation in a week (it has to be for this upcoming Friday or Saturday, otherwise I'll be going into the hospital to give birth to our first child!).
He prefers the more classic pastas to the innovative ones, too.
If Babbo's huge pasta menu (16 options) is your bar, you're setting the bar really, really high. Scarpetta has 7 pastas on the menu. Del Posto has 10, counting both sections.
Novita might work, with 12 pastas on the menu.
Marea might work, it has 14 pastas, but Ai Fiori has only 7 pastas.
You might also want to think about the pasta tasting menu at Maialino on Sundays.