Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive spot for dinner for about sixteen people (twelve adults, four kids) in the Studio City/Sherman Oaks/Encino area. This is for a weeknight following a Preschool Graduation. Since we're footing the bill, looking for something relatively cheap, but good and a place we can pre-order a meal - maybe an Italian spot where we can do a set meal of salad, pasta and pizza. I priced a few places today and all were in the $16-$18 range per person for this type of meal. Seems kinda high. Looking for a spot that might work with me on the menu and per person cost.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.