Still needs help finding good Italian
Many of the Italian restaurants popular on this board book up 3-4 weeks in advance for dinner. Especially for weekends. For example, if you want to get into Babbo at a popular time (like Sat at 8pm), you MUST call at precisely 10am one month ahead of time to the numerical date.
Don't forget that the NYC marathon is coming up and runners will be carbo-loading on the Saturday beforehand (November 2nd).
When are you coming? Answering this question is crucial.
Do you still want something similar to Crispo and Lupa per your previous post [http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919906] or are you open to other suggestions?