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Jan 15, 2011 06:40 AM

Good Place for a Surprise Party in Brooklyn?

I am planning a surprise party for my dads 60th birthday. I'm looking for a nice place with good Italian food in Brooklyn, since we live on Long Island and most of his family lives in Staten Island.They are all Italian American, so i'm looking for some place that has good Italian food, and lots of room, the guest list is around 60-70 people right now.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. This place has been around forever and very popular:

    Colandrea New Corner
    7201 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    1. I'd check out Tommaso.

      1464 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228

      1. Try Michael's. It's old Italian, a very nice ambiance, and though I don't know what their party space is, they might have a big enough room for a private party. It's not a hipster restaurant, or trendy, it's old Brooklyn. If you go, tell the owner that a friend of Vito M's sent you.

        2929 Ave R, Brooklyn, NY 11229

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        1. re: ellenaboutbklyn

          Michael's has a nice room for private parties PLUS a parking lot.

            1. re: cmd284

              Haven't been, but I'm often in the area and have meant to check it out ...

              1. re: squid kun

                It's not trendy or cutting edge, but would work well for what the OP wants.

                1. re: Tay

                  When I walk into a restaurant, the trendiness quotient tends to drop a few points, so I might enjoy it too :)

                  1. re: squid kun

                    Don't know the place but just looked at the menu. Anyplace with grilled pulpo as an app prolly deserves a visit at least, don't you think?

                    1. re: squid kun

                      I'm sure the "Cool" quotient of every restaurant skyrockets with your presence, :-)

            2. Try Gargiulo's in Coney Island. Just off the Belt, parking lot, food good and they have room of various sizes so you won't be cramped or overwhelmed. They probably hold more anniversaries, birthdays, communion parties than anywhere in Brooklyn. You can design your own menu and the food is excellent, ample and hot when served.

              2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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              1. re: ramisle

                Sadly, Gargiulo's is no longer serving excellent food, but they do have lots of nicely appointed rooms and they do lots of parties.,

                2911 W 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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