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Jun 22, 2011 07:59 AM

Restaurant for Rehearsal Dinner in/near Shrewsbury

Looking for a restaurant that can accommodate about 25 people for a wedding rehearsal dinner in or near Shrewsbury. Wedding is at Shadowbrook so we don't want to do rehearsal dinner there. Moderately priced Italian maybe?

1 Obre Pl, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

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  1. For good Italian with enough space to accommodate your party, I would try Piccola Italia in Ocean (about a 15 min drive from the Shadowbrook). Although I'm not a huge fan, you might also try either La Pasteria or Buona Sera in Red Bank (both should be able to accommodate the size as well). Good luck.

    Piccola Italia
    837 W Park Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712

    1 Obre Pl, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

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    1. re: bgut1

      San Remo is another good choice. Just up the road and turn left at the tracks. Go 100 yards.

      It is moving into Red Bank, but I don't think it has done so yet.

      1. re: cantkick

        I recommend San Remo. They have not moved yet.

        Also not a fan of La Pastaria (any longer) or Buena Sera (ever).

        Piccola Italia is awesome but probably not "moderately priced."

        Oh, congratulations, Mama!

      2. re: bgut1

        4get about Buona Sera, San Remo or La Pasteria - you'll be disappointed. Piccola Italia would be my choice!

        Piccola Italia
        837 W Park Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712

      3. You may want to consider Luigis' a pizza/Italian restaurant in Little Silver (right next door to Contemporary Motors - Benz dealer should you want to google). They bought the storefront next door, decorated the place beautifully and can handle your party of 25. Further, it is moderately priced, huge portions - great staff, great deal.

        We've dined there and the food is good.

        1. How about...

          Rigoletto Trattoria
          418 Highway 35
          Middletown, NJ 07701
          (732) 842-2277

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          1. re: Tapas52

            +1 for Rigoletto, but it is BYOB. Luckily whole Foods is right across the street and their prices are ok when you buy 6 or more bottles (which for 25 I assume you will)

          2. You could consider Felicia's in Little Silver if the rehearsal dinner is on Friday night, the only night she is open for dinner.

            Last week, I saw that she did a lovely job hosting a graduation dinner.

            1. Moderately priced Greek at Nikos, Long Branch?

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              1. re: equal_Mark

                Mark, do you think the room could handle 25 without it impacting 'traffic' for the rest of the evening. Just wondering.

                1. re: JustJake

                  I could see that being an issue if the dinner were on a weekend...