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Sunday dinner in Livonia for a large group

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Elyssa Mar 12, 2014 06:54 AM

I'm getting together with some members of my family (about 15 total, which includes 3 young children) in a few Sundays from now for dinner.

Livonia is about half way between our two groups so I'm looking for affordable family-friendly restaurants in the area. Any thoughts?

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  1. rainsux RE: Elyssa Mar 12, 2014 11:31 AM

    Mama Mia can handle your group. Food is good. Prices are reasonable. Give them a call.

    Plymouth Rd, between Middlebury and Inkster.

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      Elyssa RE: rainsux Mar 12, 2014 12:50 PM

      Thanks for the rec. Might be a good option. Also they have veggie lasagna on their menu, which helped me win a bet with my husband haha. (He said most Italian restaurants in the area don't serve vegetable lasagna...a favorite of his).

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        rainsux RE: Elyssa Mar 12, 2014 02:57 PM

        More info:

        I have only dined at Mama Mia once; last week. A group of ~forty (~40).

        They have two private dining spaces in addition to the regular restaurant dining room. Your group of 15 may be a tad small for getting a private space.

        They did separate checks without fussing. Service was excellent. Food is good - but this ain't Bacco or Giovanni's. I heard precisely zero [0] complaints about the food and service.

        Limit of one [1] soda refill. Portion are generous; bordering on huge.

        If Christina/Kristina happens to be your server, ask her if she has an older sister named Diana (her mother).

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      Elyssa RE: Elyssa Mar 12, 2014 12:51 PM

      Also any thoughts on Mitchell's? I went to that restaurant many years ago for my Aunt's birthday party in Lansing. I didn't pay so I'm not sure of price or if this would be an ok option for children.

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        rainsux RE: Elyssa Mar 12, 2014 03:01 PM

        Mitchell's? As in seafood? Reliable. Expensive for what you get. Fancier dining room than Mama Mia.

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          VTB RE: rainsux Mar 12, 2014 05:12 PM

          Ditto

      2. coney with everything RE: Elyssa Mar 13, 2014 04:51 AM

        There's a Sweet Lorraine's at the Marriott at Laurel Park, although they don't have a kid's menu per se. But they do have sides and starters that I think kids could get into, like mac and cheese, quesadillas, etc. I know my son was a horribly picky eater when he was little and mac & cheese was always acceptable to him.

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