Where to begin? Dave's Italian Kitchen has done so many different types of party that it's impossible to provide specific information. The following is a general guide to what we can do for you. For more info, please call Dave, generally after 2 pm. (It's difficult to talk during the dinner hours.) Or you may email me at . If you email, please allow a day or two for me to answer. Also, please leave an appropriate subject title.
THE SEMI-PRIVATE DINING ROOM seats up to 60 and can be used for private groups Monday through Thursday. It's surrounded by a five foot wall and has table seating as opposed to booths. If you wish to book it for a weeknight, there is a $600 minimum that we need you to spend on food and beverages. To that, we add Illinois sales tax and an 18% tip. I almost always recommend buffet for these occasions.
LARGE GROUPS COMING IN: If you're 8 or more and can arrive before 5:30, we can reserve tables on almost every night. If you'd like to bring in a large group after 5:30, you should speak directly with the host or hostess by calling after 2:30. We will accommodate you as best we can.
LUNCHTIME PRIVATE PARTIES: Although we are closed for lunch, we frequently do large groups for many different occasions. These affairs are generally a $1,000 minimum, plus tax and tip. This means you should have a fairly large group to make economic sense. If you are a smaller group, I would consider going a little under the minimum but because there are so many start up costs, it's hard to go below $800. Each occasion is different and I cannot quote exact prices until I have all your information.
WEDDINGS: Yes, people have been married here. I have officiated a couple of marriages on a very informal basis. Email for info.
BAR MITZVAHS, BIRTHDAYS OR OTHER OCCASIONS: We have done several parties for up to about 140. We allow you to have live music or a DJ and have made room for dancing. Again, email for details.