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Fun italian for birthday dinner 13 people, anywhere in manhattan?

janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 11:06 AM


Looking for a place that takes reservations so the wait is limited. I already know about carmines, any other suggestions?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 11:49 AM

    either location of Tony's di Napoli would be a good option, and you can make a reservation online.


    Tony's Di Napoli
    147 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

    Tony's Di Napoli
    1606 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10028

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      dietndesire RE: janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 01:41 PM

      Literally, pick anything at random and it would be better than Carmine's.
      If Chef Boyardee were cooking is about the only way it might be worse.

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      1. re: dietndesire
        roxlet RE: dietndesire Mar 28, 2009 01:48 PM

        He was at Del Posto the night we ate there.

      2. malibu RE: janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 04:51 PM

        Da Andrea, Malatesta and Aurora Soho are a few of my faves.

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          supermac RE: janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 05:26 PM

          Aroma has a great private room downstairs. The staff is great and will work with you to develop the appropriate menu

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            Desidero RE: janjan9 Mar 28, 2009 06:04 PM

            I highly recommend reserving a table in one of the private nooks at Bacaro in Chinatown. Some of the private tables there can accommodate 13 people, but you have to book in advance.

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              supermac RE: Desidero Mar 28, 2009 06:11 PM

              I didn't realize you could do that at Bacaro. The food is amazing there

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