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Looking for a restaurant for a group dinner for 25 this Saturday near Pasadena City College. Casual atmosphere, there will be lots of tween boys. Italian or Mexican might fit the bill. I would like to be able to make reservations due to the size of our group.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Not the least bit conducive for a group bigger than 6, let alone 25. Also, OP seeks reservations.

      1. re: Jack Flash

        Sorry, in my original post I did not specify it was for 25 people or that I wanted to be able to make reservations. My bad, didn't think about repercussions.

    2. i'd suggest tarentino's pizza but they don't take reservations.

      is domenico's near altadena & washington close enough? don't know if they take reservations though.

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      1. re: barryc

        For larger groups (i.e., 10+ usually), Tarantino's will take reservations. Dunno the size of OP's party ...

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Our group will be 25 people. At this late stage, doesn't have to be great. A decent place where I can make reservations would do.

          1. re: bossgirl

            Smitty's Grill (American comfort food, private room)
            Avanti Cafe (Italian, pizza)
            El Portal (Mexican, barely)

            All take reservations, generally casual with nondescript food passable for most 'tweens without discerning tastes.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Thanks for the info. Just made reservations at Avanti.

      2. Stonefire Grill has a patio good for large groups. Solid BBQ meats, salads, pizza, etc. in large portions