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Apr 22, 2009 06:37 PM

Pizza AND BYOB in the city

Hi folks -

My fiancee and I want to have our rehearsal at a place that can accommodate ~25 guests for our rehearsal dinner using those two parameters. Is there anything like this in NYC? We will be coming from Austin and because all of our other expenses are adding up quickly for a NY wedding, we were trying to do something a bit more economical for the rehearsal.

Thank-you so much for any assistance

(BTW, i did do a board search and didn't find much)

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  1. Pizza Mezzaluna in the West Village:

    San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria on the LES:

    Pizza Mezzaluna
    146 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

    San Marzano
    71 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

    1. Might be worth getting in touch with Emporio. They don't have a liquor license yet, so they might be amenable to BYOB. No idea whether they can seat a party as large as yours, though.

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      1. re: small h

        Not pizza but Italian. It's BYOB. Cipolla Rossa

        Three of Cups isn't BYOB but their pizza beer/wine deal is pretty cheap. Not sure on the quality of food because I've never dined there.

        Three of Cups
        83 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: CMG920

          I remember eating at Three of Cups a few years back (ok, probably at least 5) - granted, my palate may not have been as sophisticated back then, but I remember it being quite tasty (and cheap).

          1. re: RussianGirl

            No offense, but Three of Cups is a dive. Not really the place for a rehearsal dinner in my opinion...

      2. I know this place gets mixed reviews on this board, but I was able to plan a very affordable party for 27 at Orologio. The food is definitely decent but not memorable- typical Italian fare (Italian, not pizza, though). The reason I mention is it they let us bring our own wine (at no corkage fee) and gave us 4 appetizers, 4 choices of mains and dessert for $30pp. And they can accommodate a party your size. They did a nice job and were very attentive during the night.

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        1. re: heinlein42

          Thank-you everyone for the suggestions! I think we will probably go with one of the two BYOB in the second post. Well done NY'ers!