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Restaurant Recommendations for My Mom's Funeral Reception Needed

LAItalian11 | Nov 25, 200901:40 PM

My 92 1/2 year old mom, who fell and hit her head, died after 2 weeks at UCLA hospital in the ICU last Thursday night and we were just able to get the date of the funeral scheduled today, next Thursday, December 3. A tough time for my family and especially for me since she was living with me. I miss her so much.

She's going to be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City (near the former Fox Hills mall). I'm asking for recommendations for a group of about 25-30 or so for a restaurant after the burial (about 1-2 pm). Keeping costs down is a concern after just laying out nearly $8000 for the funeral but I am looking for a place with good food and a nice atmosphere for family and friends to share memories of her (maybe a private room?). She was quite unpretentious and liked Mexican, American and Italian food so likely those would our choices. Probably somewhere on the Westside from El Segundo north to Westwood and Culver City west to the Marina.

I've never had to plan something like this before so any advice is welcome. Thanks.

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