Why don't you make something simple, quite cliche but improved upon your local Italian eatery's version by a bit.
1) Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil salad dressed with reduced balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
2) Roast a veal loin, serve with some mash potatoes and green beans... or your vegetable of choice.
3) Pannacotta with fresh berries in vanilla syrup
All very simple. You cut up all the ingredients for the saladin the afternoon, reduce the balsamic vinegar, and put it together just before serving. You can also roast the veal so it comes out of the oven before you serve the first course. Your mash potatoes can be held warm on the stove in a heavy pan, and in case you need to reheat you can do it by adding a bit of milk and reheating it on the stove. Make the pannacotta and syrup the day before. Pick the nicest berries out while you're preparing the ingredients for the salad.