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pizza birthday recommendations, help!

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I'm coming home from LA and I want some pizza! and I mean serious pizza!

I would love to hear some suggestions on where to host a pizza dinner party for my birthday next weekend. There will be about 15 of us and we're trying to make this affordable (but fun!) for everyone. So far the contenders are Otto Enoteca Pizzeria or Luzzo on first ave in the east village. Otto offers a 3 course prix fix which includes antipasti, pizza, desserts, and beer and wine for $60/person. It's a good deal but I'm not sure if my crowd wants to spend that much.

So any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Much more affordable (and probably just as good if not better pizza) places are the Patsy's and John's Pizza locations - I would try either of these as their food, from pizza to salads, etc is always good -

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    1. re: pjc1266

      John's Pizza in Midtown does a lot of large parties but the does the Bleecker St location? It's a LOT smaller than the midtown one.

    2. I love Otto, but more for the appitizers, olive oil gelato, and atmosphere than the pizza. I love John's the bleeker st location is original, but the Times Square location is a nicer atmoshpere (in an old church) and better for a party. Definately add garlic as a topping addition it makes the difference between okay and great.

      1. Otto would be a great choice. It's perfect for big groups and the food has never disappointed. Very festive atmosphere!

        That sounds like a very good deal, especially since beer and wine is included.