Inexpensive restaurant for group of 22
I'm looking for an inexpensive restaurant that can host a group of 22 at one large table. I'd like to pay $40 a head or less. We can go anywhere in Manhattan. Italian food is ideal, but I'm open to other options as well. The atmosphere should be nice, but not fancy. La Lanterna would be great if the manager would ever call me back. Any ideas? Thanks, all!