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Aug 1, 2012 02:21 PM

Cozy Italian for Bachelorette Party Dinner?

I'm looking for a cozy, Italian restaurant with great pasta for a bachelorette party dinner. It would be on a Thursday night for 6-8 people. Ideally, we would want to eat around 8 pm so given the group size, it takes out a lot of the high profile restaurants that don't take reservations for prime times for large parties.

Any recommendations? Preferably in the West Village / Greenwich Village area but also open to SoHo, Tribeca, and other nearby locations.


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    1. re: Tommy D.

      That was my first thought, but Perla doesn't accept reservations, do they?

      Ah, well they do have a private dining room in the cellar.

      Not sure if your bachelorette party would prefer to get debauched in private, or in the presence of others. Sometimes a proper good time requires numbers and the unexpressed censure of strangers.

      My other thought was l'Artusi round W 10th and Bleecker, though it feels slightly more posh than Perla [whether this is a feature or a bug depends on your mood and social set]. But they -do- accept reservations. The lads at Immaculate Infatuation deem it suitable for 'Scoping Hot Girls/Guys', 'Special Occasions', and 'Girls' Night Out'.

      UPDATE: Now that I read more carefully, it seems the private room is in Fedora, not Perla. Wells's review states, however, that one can try to book a table for parties of 4+ two weeks ahead.

      1. re: Winterpool

        Michael White's Osteria Morini in SoHo accepts parties up to 12 people. They haven't got a private dining room yet, plan to open one later this year.

        1. re: Winterpool

          I believe that Perla accepts reservations for parties of 4 or more. The restaurant has a booth that seats 8 in the bar area.

          L'Artusi and Osteria Morini are good suggestions too.

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        Da Silvano

            1. Trying to decide...

              Osteria Morini, Scarpetta, Morandi, or L'Artusi?

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              1. re: krystle920

                Take a look at their photos: the decor at Osteria Morini is quite different from, say, Scarpetta. That might help you decide.


                And of course look at the menus.

                Apparently there's a blog called 'Gastrogirls':