Like pasta? Want a good place to get together to eat, and meet and greet others in the group? How about Olive garden? They are certainly not an exclusively veggie place but they serve veggie food where you know what to expect and the servers have always been good at accommodating to my special requests when I have dined there. Also, they are a large enough place to be able to handle any size party.
I have opted to try an early lunch time event right when they open in the hopes that it won't be quite so busy then.
They also have gluten free options for those who may be concerned about that.
For those who like to plan their orders ahead of time I have included the web addresses to their allergen and gluten free sections of the menu. I'm not certain if the links or the PDF will work directly from this page but they have a nice handy pdf chart that lists what items contain gluten, eggs, milk, etc.