70th bday celebration for 14 including 4 kids
Any suggestions on a reasonable, not cheesy Italian restaurant that's roomy enough to accomodate a group of 14. Kids range from ages 8-11. Separate room would be great but pricey, I'm sure.
In Manhattan, any of the Patsy's restaurants may be a good option -- you can order family-style dishes, and it's casual enough that young kids won't be out-of-place. The pizza is good, and everything else from what I remember was good as well. There are several locations in Manhattan.
People post with the same kind of description for Tony's di Napoli on the UES, but I've never been there. When I walk by it does seem more cheesy than a Patsy's, more of an Italian food mill if you know what I mean.