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May 1, 2012 05:01 PM

Graduation lunch near Izod Center

Daughter graduating from FDU, ceremony to be held at Izod center. We will need to eat lunch after, looking for something nice for about 8-10 people. It needs to be near the Izod center as everyone will scatter after.

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  1. Not sure how you define "nice," but Vesta Pizza in Rutherford might be a fun and tasty option.

    You might hear about Segovia, but I think the place is just horrible and expensive. If you like lobster, you'll enjoy it. Other than that it's not worth a second thought. Completely unexceptional in every way.

    1. Vesta sounds great, but this is the only suggestion?? There are 2,600 people graduating. That's a lot of people to feed.

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      1. re: attheshore

        Providing the date and time might help, as well as some details as to how far you are willing to travel and some dining much really opened for a Saturday afternoon...if that's the plan. Also, would you like to linger, or be served and out the door.

        1. re: fourunder

          tuesday the 15th, after 10am ceremony, 2600 graduating, idk, about 130?

          1. re: attheshore

            Sorrento, East Rutherford

            Ivy inn, Hasbrouck Heights

            DiPalma Brothers, North Bergen

            La Fusta, North Bergen

            Sabor Peru, Rutherford (have not been)

            Spuntino Wine Bar and Tapas, Clifton (have not been)

            1. re: fourunder

              When my husband graduated MSU at Izod we went to Bella Napoli in Clifton for lunch. It was a nice option. We reserved a table in advance for right around the 1:30 time frame. Once the ceremony was over we sent one car to the rest. while the other car waited and gathered the graduate.

            2. re: attheshore

              Dolce Novita in Moonachie, NJ is a good choice.

              1. re: RONNIENJ4

                If you head north on 120 into Moonachie there's a few placs. Dolce Novita as mentioned. Also Bazzarelli.


        2. How about Park and Orchard

            1. Bistro 55 in Rochelle Park on Rt 17 would at least get you out of the immediate area...