Rehearsal dinner/Manayunk Area
Does anyone have any suggestions for where to have a rehearsal dinner in the Manayunk Area? It will be for around 25 people. Ideally, I would like somewhere with a private dining room or a byob where I can rent out the entire restaurant. Any thoughts are appreciated.
i would second la collina - it's the best i've had in the area; i did a couple christmas group dinners there and everyone was happy. food's pretty much standard issue italian, no complaints. service was very professional. i don't know about a private room; i wonder if you might be able to take over the majority of that round room though. it's a nice view of the valley below.
the manayunk brewery i've got to disagree with - food's pretty atrocious and the beers weren't much better. granted, i was last there in early 2005 when i first moved to the area.
The Manayunk Brewery has a private room upstairs - that is where I had my cocktail wedding reception but they said they usually do rehearsal dinners. The decor and lighting is very cool - the food and service does not have the best reputation in the city but we were happy with everything.
Evviva is awesome. The upstairs dining room sounds perfect for you. They have a bar up there, its cozy, and the veal was incredible last time I went to a function there.