Thanks for the response. Well, I've already got reservations at Kuleto's and with it being basically at our hotel, it is very convenient. I've heard great things about Scala's, though I've never been. Hadn't heard of Perbacco though, and their website isn't working right now (and your link is correct).
I don't know too much about Italian wine, and my experience is basically limited to what I've tried in Italy and brought back with me. I can't recall any specific Barberas that I've had, but I'm thinking I'll take your advice on that one. $69 bucks seems like a good deal based on your recommendation.