So I ended up going with a group of 12 on a saturday night and we were in a private room. It was a gorgeous restaurant and tastefully decorated. I was concerned that the restaurant would be empty but it was probably about 50-60% full and did not feel empty at all.
The food was good, not spectacular but I'd recommend the place when looking for a restaurant with good group dining options in midtown east. Most of us were vegetarian, and the restaurant was very accommodating. The service was OK, nothing amazing. The waiter tried to serve us a wine different from the one we ordered, without telling us but that might have been a honest mistake on his part.
So all in all, I'd say it was a good but not great experience.
I was planning on going to Padre Figlio this weekend with a group. Does anyone have any feedback about the restaurant, likes/dislikes, etc? I've read positive reviews on various websites (yelp, citysearch...) but any feedback would be much appreciated.