I need some advice and/or suggestions from Chowhounders. I called and got a reservation at Osteria Mozza for mid-August. I tried to book a table for 8 people for a birthday celebration, but was told that the maximum was 6 people. So I've managed to whittle the numbers down to 7. My friend called separately to see if they can make amends for 8, even going so far as to dividing the group into two tables seated close together. She was told "no."
I don't think I'm alone here when it comes to booking anything at Mozza, be it the Pizzeria or the Osteria. We're all frequent diners and I just don't see how they can continue to have this policy at the Osteria. I can understand it at the Pizzeria, but with the price points at the Osteria, it just seems a tad bit rigid and not forward-thinking.
Can anyone offer any advice as to what I can do?