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marisarose May 13, 2009 09:07 AM

We ditched the giant 100 person wedding in favor of getting hitched in the park with just our families, now we just need to find someplace to eat after! This is where you all amazing people come in.

We're in need of a restaurant in any neighborhood in Manhattan plus Astoria, pref Italian, ideally with a private room for 12 people, and magically still affordable ($20-25 entrees). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    una mas RE: marisarose May 13, 2009 09:21 AM

    It might be too small of a group for them, but you could ask Aroma about reserving the downstairs area. Really good Italian in your price range. I'm just concerned that their party room may be a little too large for a party of 12 to make economic sense for them.

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      marisarose RE: una mas May 13, 2009 09:45 AM

      Thanks! I did see on their website they recently opened a second private room for 12....

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        RGR RE: marisarose May 13, 2009 10:02 AM

        Congrats on your forthcoming marriage!

        What day of the week will this be?

        And, btw, for Astoria recs, you should post on the Outer Boroughs board.

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          marisarose RE: RGR May 13, 2009 10:15 AM

          Thanks, a Thursday.

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            RGR RE: marisarose May 13, 2009 11:03 AM

            If you would be o.k. with excellent traditional Italian-American fare, I would recommend Campanile, on 29th St., b/t Park Av. S. & Madison. The public dining room has a comfortable, old-fashioned feel. There is a private room, but since I've never seen it, I can't say how many it accommodate. Actually, the public dining room is configured in such a way that if the private room won't work, you and your party could be seated in a separate section. The staff couldn't be more warm and attentive, and the owner, Slavko, is very hands-on. If you decide to have your wedding dinner there, I'm sure he will work with you to make it a festive and memorable occasion.

            http://www.campanilenyc.com

            P.S. The reason I asked for the day is that Campanile is not open on Saturday and Sunday.

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      stephaniec25 RE: marisarose May 13, 2009 10:58 AM

      Not Italian, but Freeman's has a very nice private room that looks almost like a wine cellar. It would fit 12 and the entrees are in that range.

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        marisarose RE: stephaniec25 May 13, 2009 05:31 PM

        Where is Freeman's?

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          planetjess RE: marisarose May 13, 2009 06:26 PM

          Lower East Side.

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          marisarose RE: stephaniec25 May 13, 2009 05:36 PM

          Oh! The menu looks tasty!

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            stephaniec25 RE: marisarose May 14, 2009 07:33 AM

            It is - I was just there this week and the spinach & artichoke dip is suprisingly great with huge chunks of artichoke. I had the spanish mackerel special but everything else looked good, as well.

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              CMG920 RE: stephaniec25 May 14, 2009 07:45 AM

              Congratulations! Inoteca on the Lower East Side has a private room downstairs. L'Artusi in the West Village has a private room.
              Osso Bucco on University Place also has a private area.

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          marisarose RE: marisarose May 14, 2009 08:18 AM

          Thanks for all your suggestions! I should note my 12 person wedding has grown to 17-20 people. Damn these large Irish Catholic families.

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            marisarose RE: marisarose May 22, 2009 08:39 AM

            Has anyone had a party at Ducale? We're checking that out tonight. Looks to be just about right.

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              marisarose RE: marisarose Jun 4, 2009 08:49 AM

              And we're going with Ducale. Amazing food, no room fee, and right near the park! Perfect.

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