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Sep 26, 2007 09:12 PM

Rehearsal Dinner 100 people

Help please!!! Looking for good food (we know we're probably not going to get Elio's or Gramercy Tavern type uality) and not too pricey in Manhattan. Prefer Italian or continental menu. I'll take any suggestions. Its hard enough to find a place that can fit 100 people in the city. Thanks.

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  1. Campanile, on 29th St., b/t Madison & Park Av. S., is a hidden "neighborhood gem." The traditional Italian food served there is well-prepared and delicious. The personnel are very friendly, and service is efficient. The decor is a little old-fashioned, but the overall ambiance is pleasant and comfortable.

    They do private functions. In fact, when we were there for dinner the other evening, the owner was discussing a private party with some people sitting at the next table. They have a private room, but I've not seen it, so I'm not sure it can accommodate 100 people. However, the main restaurant is certainly big enough, and I have occasionally seen a sign on the door, "Closed for Private Party," so it's possible for you to take over the entire place. Whether there is an additional charge for that I can't say.

    1. Trattoria Dell 'Arte has some private rooms. Don't know if any are big enough, but the co. also owns some other restaurants that could work.

      1. Thanks guys. Both look nice. I searched other posts about large groups too and hopefully will find something nice.

        1. Fresco has a beautiful private room that will accommodate 100, but it will be pricey. Another choice might be Cibo.

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          1. re: lisette

            Lisette do you have any pictures of the room?

            1. re: js76wisco

              There are pictures on their website

              1. re: lisette

                Fresco by Scotto is the only restaurant I've ever come across that requires you to give them your e-mail address in order to access their website. Ridiculous!!

          2. we had ours at Maloney and Porcelli, my friend had hers at John's Pizza timesquare