I would get a rancilio Silvia (or a lelit equivalent) and a baratza sette 270w.
Not sure what your knowledge is like on espresso equipment, but almost everyone on this forum will agree that a quality grinder is more important than a quality espresso machine.
The baratza sette has great reviews as being a good grinder for the price (although I've never used one). Apparently it has minimal clumping and good particle size consistency.
The rancilio Silvia is known for being a well built machine that can create quality espresso if you know what you're doing. Any machine in that price range is going to have it's limitations, such as never really knowing what temperature you're brewing at, but you can learn to make a delicious espresso and with consistency you can replicate it.
There are a bunch of senior members here on coffee snobs that know heaps more than I do, so hopefully they'll chime in soon and give some great advice.
It's one of those things where every extra few hundred dollars you spend can get you a better machine that makes brewing great espresso easier, but again, the best baristas can make as good espresso on a rancilio Silvia as they can on on a la marzocco gs3 ($8k or so).