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Feb 22, 2010 12:59 PM

Birthday Dinner in Providence, Rhode Island


Me and my sister are planning a birthday dinner for my mom who turns 55 next week. It will probably end up being about 20-25 people, so we are looking for a good size restaurant to be able to accommodate us all. We are a loud, italian family and love a good restaurant. Me and my sister are not looking for an extremely expensive place like a Capriccio's or a Siena, but something along those lines for food in the Providence/Warwick area. We would appreciate any of your suggestions! Thanks!

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  1. So about how much are you willing to spend per person including alcohol?

    1. Without knowing your budget, I recommend Caffe Itri, in Cranston. It's bright, fun and bustling, with great food (much better than Capriccio, in my opinion) at reasonable prices. They have an amazing, well-priced wine list, also.

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      1. re: invinotheresverde

        I guess we don't really have a budget, but we just did not want it to be to over the top, expensive, maybe 30 per person. Caffe Itri is really good, small though isn't it?

        1. re: pologirlax

          I've seen lots of large groups there, so 20ish people shouldn't be a problem.

          Is the $30 the entree price or total meal price? If it's the entree price, you could do Chez Pascal, which kicks major ass. It's not Italian, but it's so good.

          1. re: invinotheresverde

            we just have some picky kids with us :) that eat mostly pasta and butter, haha