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Jan 21, 2009 04:20 PM

BYOB in Morris County NJ ...

I'm trying to plan a 30th Birthday Party for my husband. I'm looking for a Italian BYOB restaurant in Morris County that could hold maybe 50 people. I'm not even sure if such a place is around. I know BYOB is the cheaper way to go but If I cant find a place big enough I'll suck it up and pay for the drinks. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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  1. My first thought was la Campagna in Morristown itself. It's certainly big enough to accomodate 50.

    1. Guerriero's in Morristown (great food) or Settebello's in Morristown. Settebello's has an awesome outside area too.

      1. Il Mondo Vecchio. Just a note that if it's a Friday or Saturday night a lot of these places may not be willing to do this since they may only be able to accomadate your party for the evening. BYOB is definately the way to go to save money.

        Guerriero's has great Southern Italian food but the space is not that special. Provesi has a private area in the downstairs portion of their restuarant but I don't think it could hold 50.

        I had to throw a party for 50 women for a non-profit organization and our budget was very tight and we found that the Black Horse Tavern in Mendham had the best deal if you are considering cuisine other than Italian but they are not BYOB. For BYOB I also like Tim Schaffer's in Morristown.

        Good luck!

        1. go see Giuseppe at Top of the Park in Boonton< awesome!!! food is fabulous! 1st generation Italian here and I know food! if your looking for a party banquet place talk to Aldo at Ravello's in East hanover. great food and reasonable.

          1. Haven't been there in a few years, but Il Villagio on Rt 10W in Powder Mill (Parsippany/Morris Plains border) had decent food at reasonable prices + a separate party room...anyone know if it's still good?

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            1. re: Curlz

              Ditto on Il Villagio-I did a graduation party there last month for 25 and it was great. They'd be able to accomodate 50 in the 'big' room there no problem.

              1. re: Curlz

                Il Villagio is what came to my mind. For me, it is the best Italian at any price in NJ. Their Sole Francaise is the single best dish I have eaten anywhere in the world. Rigatoni Bolognese is the best version of this dish as well.

                I am not sure if this is the case anymore, but they used to be owned by the family that owned the Italian Chalet at Union Hill on Rt 10 west of Parsippany. They lost that place when they redid the intersection and put in jug handles etc. and started to build a replacement set back a little further from the road, but sadly, it was never completed.