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12 for dinner in Village

I am having a really hard time finding a restaurant in the Village to accommodate 12 people. Have tried Perilla, Little Owl and Lupa. they either won't accommodate us or want us to have a prix-fixed tasting menu which we don't want. (Lupa) . I have a reservation at Crispo- also for prix-fixed but would love other options.

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  1. Gusto? Not sure, but similarly good.

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    1. re: elizabeththinks

      Sumile on 13th will take you. Asian fusian, good stuff, but make sure they've got their wine list together. When I was there last, they were out of everything I wanted!

    2. Two places on Cornelia Street come to mind: Palma and Cornelia Street Cafe.

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      1. re: batterypark

        I would also recommend Cornelia Street, but I'm pretty sure they make you take a pre fixe dinner menu, too. I was looking for a place with a bar to meet up with a large group around this size, and was pretty disappointed that they weren't as flexible as I had hoped.

      2. Deborah on Carmine Street would probably work, although not as up-scale as your original list.

        1. Try Village on 9th street, they're usually good for groups.

          1. How about Il Mulino? We used to have our family dinners there. Haven't been there in years, though.
            86 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012
            between Sullivan and Thompson Sts.

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            1. re: Pink Pepper

              that's pricier than we want to go. looking for something a little more casual and fun and moderate to expensive is ok. just not the top tier on cost.

              1. re: startsev

                I agree with the Palma rec...

            2. Villa Moscini-MacDougal St.

              Italian, reliable food and moderate prices...Friendly people and they have a generous bar are where you can meet up and feel very comfortable...

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              1. re: gudeatz

                Sorry...TYPING IN THE DARK...it's Villa Mosconi

              2. Not sure if it's too late, but I think Malatesta Trattoria would be perfect for you. I see a lot of groups there and it's casual, lively, and most importantly has outstanding Italian at very reasonable prices. Call them and see if they'll set you up - I'll bet they will!

                1. Perbecco on 4th b/w A & B was able to accommodate a birthday dinner for 10 on an hours notice after the original restaurant had to close because of a burst pipe