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Experience with Tuscana West in D.C.?

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eileend Jul 11, 2007 08:01 AM

I am looking at this restaurant for a private party for 50 people. If you have eaten there (particularly if you've had a function this large), what is it like?

I have a dilemma as the dinner is only two weeks away and there is limited availability for private rooms with such short notice.

Thanks in advance for any input on Tuscana West.

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  1. ktmoomau RE: eileend Jul 11, 2007 08:51 AM

    Hmmm.... http://app.doh.dc.gov/news_room_dsf/a...

    1. jpschust RE: eileend Jul 11, 2007 09:01 AM

      I don't, but I know of plenty of places who can do private parties that size even on short notice- if you are uncertain about where you'd like to be I'd be happy to help you figure out some great places!

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        KWynn RE: jpschust Jul 11, 2007 12:42 PM

        I must gree w/jpschust here, especially after reading katecm's comments below. Some suggestions of potential places include Vidalia (went to a wedding reception in their private room), Finemondo (if Italian is what you're looking for--they have private spaces), or Zengo (semi-private area, but not sure about capacity).

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          Elyssa RE: KWynn Jul 11, 2007 12:49 PM

          I also think Filomena in Georgetown has a private room but you might want to check that.

          Butterfield 9 which has always been consistantly good has a private room (you will want to check on the size though). And I imagine some of the steakhouses in town have private rooms and do parties of that size really well...but none pop to mind that I know have a private room for sure.

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        katecm RE: eileend Jul 11, 2007 12:09 PM

        It's totally a tourist trap. I'd steer clear. If you go to the Washington Post City Guide, you can search restaurants by whether they have a private room. There are so many options. If it's not a weekend, you can probably do well finding something.

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          Elyssa RE: eileend Jul 11, 2007 12:50 PM

          Also Acadiana has a great private room. I love their food (its of course not Italian though) and peaked into their private room and thought it was great. At the time they had at least 2 servers working a group that looked like 20 or so people. I think they have at least 2 private rooms...so you should give them a call.

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            eileend RE: eileend Jul 11, 2007 02:32 PM

            OK, thanks everyone, I will scratch Tuscana from the list.

            It needs to be a completely private room (not a 2nd floor open balcony rm, etc.). I am looking at Nora's now and am going to post to ask if anyone has had a private dinner in the Gallery room there.

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