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Sep 20, 2010 10:01 AM

Suggestions for 60th Anniversary - Italian - Brooklyn


It's my parents' 60th and I was hoping someone could suggest a really good Italian restaurant that is suitable for the occassion.

This will be a luncheon. There will be 24 in our party with ages ranging from the high 80's to 7 yrs of age. I'm aiming for Oct. 23rd.

The entire family used to live in Brooklyn but we've all scattered to the four winds so I'm really not up to the latest on such places.

GARGIULO's in Coney Island comes to mind. Any opinions on this establishment?

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Gargiulo's has some supporters on the board, but I find the food medocre at best. If you don't mind nearby Queens, I would suggest Piccola Venezia in Astoria. It's most Northern Italian, but does have a red sauce dish or two. In Brooklyn, Frost is excellent, primarily red sauce dishes. I also like Queen on Court St. A mixture of both red sauce and more sophisticated Italian dishes. I think that you probabably could get a reservation for 24 for a Saturday lunch in the Brooklyn ones, and almost assuredly get one in PV.

    Piccola Venezia
    42-01 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

    84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

    193 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. I would add two less-old school/traditional spots to your list, both excellent contenders in the borough's best Italian category...

      Noodle Pudding in the Heights -- not open for lunch, but they are available for private parties during the day. Excellent N. Italian in a classic trattoria setting.

      Also, Frankie's Spuntino in Cobble/Carroll. They also can do private parties and have an event space, although they might be able to accommodate you in the main space as well.

      Frankies 457 Spuntino
      457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Noodle Pudding
      38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          1. Tonio's on 7th Ave in Park Slope.
            I had my Birthday party with 25 people in the back room in August and it was WONDERFUL!!!
            I've also had the dinner after both my Mom & my Mother-in-law's funeral at Tonio's and was extremely satisfied.

            306 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215