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Mar 6, 2010 04:04 PM

Bar Italia- great for large groups!

I just wanted to share a fantastic experience I had while planning a dinner for 30 people last week. The staff were extremely helpful, customized a limited menu for faster service, and arranged everything beautifully. Given the size of the group, it's always a little more challenging for the servers to handle orders and clear up in between courses, but they were friendly, efficient and extremely calm.
The upstairs room seats about 35, and is private without being lonely- there's a DJ in the lounge on the other side of a catwalk separating the two spaces. The music selection is great, and the volume leaves you able to hear what people are saying..
The food was also really good- everyone loved the calamari and the gnocchi- and the orders came out on time as well.
I would come back here for a similar event any day :)

Bar Italia
582 College St., Toronto, ON M6G 1B3, CA

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  1. That sounds like a great time, was it a prefix menu/how much a person did it cost? So many choices did you have on your limited menu. I am in the early stages of planning a birthday and your post has caught my attention.

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    1. re: CBlake

      they actually didn't charge a specific amount per person. they helped me come up with a limited a la carte menu based on what my guests like to eat, and it was personalized which was a nice touch. the limited menu was just so that we could have faster service from the kitchen. the menu i wanted had a focus on pasta, so it had about 4 apps, 2 hot sandwiches, nearly all the pasta choices and 2 other mains (chicken and risotto). it was a very well balanced menu with something for everyone.