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Warm, intimate Italian for Party of 10


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Warm, intimate Italian for Party of 10

Marya | Jul 25, 2007 08:37 AM

I'm planning a surprise party for my mom, who'll be flying to Manhattan for her birthday weekend. Price and neighborhood not major concerns, but must meet the following criteria:

1) Authentic Italian: non-cheesy yet unpretentious;

2) Although I guess I won't be able to find a private room for a party of 10 (though I'd love one), I wouldn't want the sort of place where the tables are too close together, as there will be all kinds of surprise-related gasps and hollers at our table, and I want this to have an intimate feel; and

3) A celebratory place worthy of the occasion (everyone's coming from all over the country for this surprise: doesn't matter if it's quintessencially Manhattan or just new/hip, but must be memorable).

Really appreciate your thoughts... Thanks in advance.

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