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Cheap italian for a large group of 15+ college students

shiitake88 Nov 18, 2009 06:03 AM

Hey there. I'm in charge of planning my roommate's birthday dinner and been running up against a wall trying to find a restaurant that will work. Basically, we're looking for a good, italian restaurant in Manhattan that can accommodate around 18 people and won't exceed $25 per person including tax and tip. Any suggestions?

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  1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: shiitake88 Nov 18, 2009 06:21 AM

    Dean's Pizza. The square pizza is terrific. The apps, desserts, and wine are all good values. $25 pp including tip when my group goes.

    1. smokeandapancake RE: shiitake88 Nov 18, 2009 08:13 AM

      Cucina Di Pesce
      or sotto cinque

      Cucina Di Pesce
      87 E 4th St Apt 1A, New York, NY 10003

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        Fida RE: shiitake88 Nov 18, 2009 10:54 AM

        I'm glad to see from the earlier reply that Sotto Cinque still exists. What about the Pomodoro restaurants? I haven't been in a long time, but there used to be about three of them, all inexpensive - like Pomodoro, Pomodoro Rosso, etc.

        Pomodoro Rosso
        229 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

        Sotto Cinque
        322 E 86th St Apt 1, New York, NY 10028

        Pomodoro Restaurant
        518 9th Ave Frnt A, New York, NY 10018

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          UES Mayor RE: shiitake88 Nov 19, 2009 03:24 AM

          Carmines or Tony DiNapoli-both great for the occaision

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            j. marie RE: shiitake88 Nov 19, 2009 04:33 AM

            East Village has John's of 12th Street that can accommodate a large group and also has a party menu in your price range.

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              gramercyfoodie RE: shiitake88 Nov 22, 2009 02:55 AM

              Try Patsys

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                aprilluv4 RE: shiitake88 Nov 22, 2009 09:54 PM

                Def Sotto Cinque. Went there recently with a group and had a great time. The prices were low for drinks and food!

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                  HansPark RE: shiitake88 May 27, 2010 11:09 AM


                  It's romantic italian restaurant...If you visit their website, you can get discout information...

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