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Thebaby Jan 21, 2009 04:20 PM

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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    bropaul Jan 22, 2009 05:26 AM

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

    http://www.lacampagnaristorante.com/

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      FoodieNJ 1016 Jan 22, 2009 08:46 AM

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

      http://www.guerrieros.com/

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        Tasi Jan 25, 2009 10:41 AM

        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!

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          fatboy66 Aug 16, 2009 06:31 AM

          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. Curlz Aug 16, 2009 07:03 AM

            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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              johnlockedema Aug 16, 2009 09:04 AM

              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.

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                jracpa Oct 6, 2013 05:40 PM

                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.

              2. menton1 Aug 16, 2009 09:25 AM

                Morris County gets short shrift and poor response on CH, probably because of the unusual separation of NJ into 2 boards here, and the lack of clarity and ambiguity as to which board Morris County (and other Northern counties) belongs in. Tristate? MidAtlantic?

                That being said, I'm sure the original poster has had their event, since the post was 8 months ago.

                For info sake, and for hopefully getting more play on NNJ, (perhaps the Mods can define the board boundaries with more clarity and logic), my favorite BYOs in Morris are Resto, Tolima, and Tim Schaefer's.

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                  dj487 Aug 19, 2009 05:22 AM

                  There really should just be a New Jersey board. North Jersey sharing with Westchester and the like doesn't really make sense. Ditto on Central Jersey sharing with, say, Delaware.

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                  wineconsul Aug 20, 2009 07:38 AM

                  No doubt...Charlotte's Web in Dover
                  We drove out there from Westchester to host a party and it was great.
                  And a bargain to boot!!

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                    FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 6, 2013 12:21 PM

                    JK steakhouse in Morristown. Private room in the back I think it holds 50. Great food!!

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