My boyfriend's birthday is on a Friday in May and I am planning a surprise party with his family from out of town. There will probalby be about eight of us. He wants pasta for dinner. He's a cook at Pizzera Delfina, he's not picky but likes good food. I've called around to some of the Italian restaurants we've been meaning to try like A16 and Ristorante Contadina but none of these places can accommodate a party of 7 or more. So I'm wondering where to go. I think he's had pasta on his birthday almost every year since he was a kiddo--I don't want to break the tradition but am having a hard time finding a place to go that won't break the bank.
Here's what I'm thinking. It would be nice to stay in the Mission area to avoid having to drive or bus. He's also a margarita fan. Was thinking that we could start off with drinks at La Rondalla and then walk down to the Last Supper Club for dinner. I've never been to the Last Supper Club, the menu looks tasty and accessible. And, they can accommodate a large family. His family is from Southern Italy and Ireland (also not picky eaters but they do like good food) so it's nice that the retaurant is Southern Italian--they aren't big on the cream sauces.
Any thoughts? What do you think of The Last Supper Club? Any better ideas? Even some place like Emmy's would be fine--not the best food in the city, but a fun place to eat. I want it to be memorable and fun and not too stuffy with portions that will fill up his big eating italian family. If we have to go out of the mission that's okay.