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Party for under 21 UCSD group?

wienermobile Aug 5, 2010 07:54 PM

Am looking for a place in the La Jolla/ University City/ UTC area around $20 per person for a group of 10 for a birthday party. Any ideas?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: wienermobile Aug 5, 2010 08:08 PM

    how about Piatti?

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    Piatti - La Jolla
    2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

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      wienermobile RE: goodhealthgourmet Aug 9, 2010 08:47 AM

      How casual is Piatti?

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 09:40 AM

        standard SD casual. of course some people will get a little more "dressed" if that's their thing, but you'll also see plenty of shorts, t-shirts & flip flops.

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      normalheightsfoodie RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 11:53 AM

      Happy Birthday!

      Using your fixed price of 20 per person really tightens the reigns on your choices. With 10 people you are still looking at a good sized bill.

      Regarding Piatti or even Alphonso's, I think the host would need to pre-pick the menu choices for the evening.

      There are plenty of great pasta choices in the 14.95 - 16.95. A $16.95 dish with tax and tip, 20% tip + 8.5 tax, becomes about $22 per person. That is with out the dolce or soft drinks.

      http://www.piatti.com/menus/piattimen...

      Alfonsos in La Jolla can meet your needs. You could probably reserve an area on their patio and they have a great deal of selections in the 9-13 range and they could probably also do pitchers of soda. You could probably bring your own cake to Alphonso's. You can make a meal out of the chorizo nachos.

      http://alfonsosoflajolla.com/dinner.h...

      Good Luck.

      1. wienermobile RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 07:42 PM

        How is Karl Strauss or is it more of a bar?

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        Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurants
        1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, CA 92037

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 08:34 PM

          everyone i know who has been to Karl Strauss definitely wouldn't tell you to go there for the food. i haven't been there personally, but i trust the opinions/palates of my friends who have, and according to them it's more about the beer, so i don't think it would be appropriate for this group.

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            stevewag23 RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 08:36 PM

            skip Strauss for food.

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            jturtle RE: wienermobile Aug 9, 2010 10:29 PM

            What about Apollina in Costa Verde? Pretty tasty Greek/Med food. Flaming cheese as a starter (Hallumi cheese) as well as lots of vegetarian choices. They have a nice outside patio.

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              4wino RE: jturtle Aug 10, 2010 10:52 AM

              +1 for Apollonia. Fits your budget perfectly and good food too.

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                wienermobile RE: 4wino Aug 10, 2010 04:26 PM

                Apollonia looks like the kind of place we were looking for. Thanks.

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                Apollonia Greek Bistro
                8650 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92122

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