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West end Italian rec for family function

RosalieP Feb 9, 2007 07:13 AM

Hi - I am planning a family function for between 25-30 in late May. It has to be Italian, preferably in the west end of Toronto. I would love a private room, but realize that this may be unlikely.

There is the a mixture of adults and kids so it can't be too formal/stuffy.

Pinocchio's is booked and I'm checking out ViBo (both Royal York/Kingsway area). I would really appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks, Rosie

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    The Macallan 18 RE: RosalieP Feb 9, 2007 07:48 AM

    Vibo for sure. If you can afford it...then Via Allegro.

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      bogie RE: The Macallan 18 Feb 9, 2007 08:50 AM

      I agree, Via Allegro is superb. It is expensive but worth it. They have some pastas and excellent wood-burning oven pizzas for the kids. Adults will love their beef, veal and fresh fish dishes. They have one of the best wine programs in the world, also an amazing selection of grappas and scotch.

      The private dining room is beautiful, too.

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      ciaociao1 RE: RosalieP Feb 12, 2007 11:06 AM

      I third ViBo. If you can't make that happen another place I like that borders Mississauga is Alexandria's on Eglinton just past Renforth which is great food and very large so you can occupy a whole section which gives it a private feel

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        WelcomeBack RE: RosalieP Dec 14, 2007 12:59 PM

        I realize it is a long time since you posted, but you mentioned you didn't want formal or stuffy yet you still considered Pinocchio's. That place is like a hushed funeral home and I wouldn't think many kids would like it.

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          Love it Spicy RE: RosalieP Dec 16, 2007 09:55 AM

          Big Poppas on bloor at royal york. Or Roccos Plum Tomato

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