I have seen the threads about Italian in tel aviv.
I have had some great Italian meals in New York - Va Bene, Il Patrizo and Tevere 84.
However, I have to highly recommend La Trattoria in Raanana. It makes phenomenal pasta -fresh on site of course. Their ravioli is very light and perfectly cooked.
I wonder if anyone else has been there -I have been 3 times and it has always been excellent.
I have also really enjoyed Luciana in Jerusalem, but La Trattoria for me is the best.