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Dinner for 40 in San Diego

lsebba Aug 19, 2009 04:21 PM

My son is getting married in January. Can anyone suggest a place for a very casual meal for some family. About 40 people, casual, relatively inexpensive. Thanks

  1. Beach Chick Aug 20, 2009 10:35 AM

    Cathy brings up a good point on parking.
    I'll throw in Tender Greens in Liberty Station..excellent food for about $12+ pp..they have a large parking lot.
    Pizza Nova is really good too.


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    1. re: Beach Chick
      Cathy Aug 20, 2009 11:07 AM

      Tender Greens is a good idea. I saw a notice they will be closed on August 22 for a private party and thought that would be a nice place with great food for a celebration..

      I was more thinking getting married in Escondido or La Jolla or Balboa Park and then getting only suggestions for places to eat in downtown...

      1. re: Beach Chick
        Dagney Aug 20, 2009 02:33 PM

        I forgot about Pizza Nova! I'll second that suggestion. Their menu is very appropriate for family style dining.

        1. re: Dagney
          sdnativa Aug 20, 2009 03:02 PM

          The Point Loma location has a nice second floor room that is just right for private parties. Nice view from up there too.

          1. re: sdnativa
            lsebba Aug 20, 2009 05:37 PM

            Thanks to everyone for the wonderful suggestions.

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        Cathy Aug 20, 2009 06:21 AM

        Where is he getting married? You don't want to have 15+ cars looking for parking after driving 30 minutes...

        1. Dagney Aug 20, 2009 02:08 AM


          Well, you will definitely want a place that is accustomed to handling large parties....

          The Prado in Balboa Park

          I will get rotten tomatoes for this one, but Buca De Beppo in the Gaslamp is inexpensive, and is designed to handle a large crowd.

          The Fish Market on Harbor, and for that matter, Anthony's on Harbor.

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