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A group of us are getting together pre-30 High School yr reunion and are looking for suggestions for a moderately- priced good value restaturant for food / drink. It is for Friday April 24.

Perhaps continental or italian food, midtown location. Chelsea OK

Thanks!

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  1. Pls advise what you mean by "moderately priced." Thanks.

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      And note that big group + Manhattan often means inflated prices, prix fixes, extra fees, and/or automatic 20% gratuity included.

    2. Moderate - perhaps around $25-$35/person + drinks?

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      1. re: dkiewra

        Becco in the Theater district. They have a $25 dollar deal for pasta and all their wine is $25 a bottle

        1. re: CMG920

          Thanks much!
          Friends have also suggested:
          Villa Mosconi
          Carmines
          Il Bastardo
          Felidia
          IlCortile

          Any feedback?

          1. re: dkiewra

            I suspect that Felidia is way too expensive. You might look at taking over the back (or upstairs) at Luna Piena (53rd bet 2nd & 3rd). The back used to be an open patio, but now they've enclosed it and it's very nice - I think it would be great for a party.
            If you worked with them on the basis of 2 or 3 selections for firsts, main, and maybe even a dessert - you could probably stay inside your price range for food, but then add tax, tip, and drinks.

      2. I was just at L'Artusi last week and they have a lovely semi-private room upstairs that would be perfect for a group your size. The food won't blow you away, but it's very good and quite reasonably priced.