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Function Room or Restaurant on the North Shore

mrogul Mar 15, 2007 06:35 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions on a restaurant or function room to have an after christening luncheon?

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  1. Chris VR RE: mrogul Mar 15, 2007 06:46 AM

    I haven't been to the function room at Spinelli's on Route 1 but I have had their baked ziti and Caesar Salad and both were pretty good. My friend swears by them for catering for her events such as chrisenings and family parties. http://www.spinellisfunction.com/

    1. Gio RE: mrogul Mar 15, 2007 07:01 AM

      You didn't say how far into the North Shore you want to go - but Donatello's Restaurant in Saugus, Rte. One North is a fine restaurant and is available for private parties. We have had excellent luncheons and dinners there for years. Here's the link:

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        shaebones RE: mrogul Mar 15, 2007 07:06 AM

        The Lyceum Bar and Grill in Salem has a nice function room upstairs.

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          Gio RE: shaebones Mar 15, 2007 06:16 PM

          I can definitely second the Lyceum.
          Here's the link:

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          ginnyhw RE: mrogul Mar 15, 2007 07:27 AM

          Stripers Grille in Salisbury MA has the best view of Newburyport Harbor and plenty of room to enjoy it from. The food is basic yankee fare and they do a good job with the food and the service. They have a website.

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            jalapenopopper RE: mrogul Mar 16, 2007 02:42 PM

            Calitri's, family owned and operated for 20 plus years, has options of two function rooms to accomodate particular size. Meals range from pizza to parmigans, great service too! 978 777-1266

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              taxi RE: mrogul Mar 16, 2007 04:43 PM

              There is a new place called Maddy's which is owned by Kowlooon's. It is at the junction of Route 1 S and Route 99 in Saugus. Don't know if they have a room but it is something different to try. Also, I did an affair a few Mays ago at the Ballard in Saugus. It was quite nice overlooking the river.

              1. saridt RE: mrogul Mar 18, 2007 06:45 AM

                I would not reccommend Calitri's unless you like olive gardenesque "Italian" fair, although to be fair I thinks it has been 10 years since I have eaten there...we have held a private party at Donatello's & the food & service was wonderful. I have also eaten there many times & never been disappointed.

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                  chompie RE: saridt Mar 23, 2007 03:26 PM

                  I have been loving Calitris for a couple of years, although i have to say that they have been changing the menu around and the last couple times we were disappointed but hoping its just a temporary fluke. They do have a nice function room, have never had a waitress there that wasnt excellent, and have always loved the fresh homemade pasta dishes, and the crispy but melt in your mouth pizza. Like I said, it was hard the last 2 times, but usually great. Toscana is also Italian and they have a nice back room too. Also good food and pizza and great staff.

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                    MeffaBabe RE: chompie Mar 26, 2007 05:17 AM

                    Montvale Plaza in Stoneham right off 93 @ the Montvale exit has a great menu and multiple rooms/sizes to pick from. I have had many functions there and have never been disappointed... I think they are even better than Spinellis'

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                  ladyfish RE: mrogul Mar 26, 2007 07:51 AM

                  The Hardcover on Rt. 1 has function rooms, you can get full sit-down meals or just appetizers, drinks, etc.

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                    marilu RE: ladyfish Mar 26, 2007 08:35 AM

                    Unless, things have changed in the past few years, the Hardcover did not have a function room per se. They would try to put a large party in a more secluded area. I know Beverly Depot has two rooms downstairs in their restaurant you can use for functions. I had my husband's 50th birthday party at BD and it was very nice and they were quite accomodating.

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