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Family of 4 in Rome (Piazza Navona)

Thank you everyone for your input! I really love all the advice. All o fyour suggestions sound great.
One last question - If we wanted to do one nice dinner, white tablecloth, non seafood oriented (we have a child with an allergy to shellfish) walking distance from Navona, what would you recommend?

Feb 28, 2010
AVHamilton in Italy

Family of 4 in Rome (Piazza Navona)

Thank you for your reply. To answer your questions;
- The first day in Rome we were just going to "roam around Rome" so we don't have any particular area that we will go. Except maybe to the Trevi at night. Love seeing it lit up.
- The second day will be heavy on the site seeing but at night we will venture back to the Navona area to freshen up prior to dinner. I'd say the same thing for the third night.
- In terms of "eating on the go during lunch". Probably only only the second day.
- The first day we could roam anywhere and have a nice leisurely lunch. The third day we have a private tour of the Vatican at 2:00pm so maybe something in the Navona, Trevestare or Vatican area around 12:30pm would work.
- In terms of the kids, they love to eat late and have a nice long drawn out dinner experience.

Feb 27, 2010
AVHamilton in Italy

Family of 4 in Rome (Piazza Navona)

I'm new to ChowHound and have read through a lot of topics/posts - thank you all for your expertise and varying opinions on restaurants and food in general. Although I have been to Rome and Italy a handful of times on business and have experienced some wonderful restaurants, this will be the first time that I am taking my family. We have two children (13 & 11) that love what I'll call "slightly higher than middle of the road" Italian food. Although we live in Denver now, we are from NY and have experienced some great food experiences. One of my concerns is that although my children love food, they're not quite to the point where they can appreciate the highest quality establishments - it would go lost on them and indeed the chef.

We will be staying at the Raphael Hotel in the Navona area and be there for 3 nights prior to a cruise....and yet another night at the end of our cruise in the Termeni area at the Boscola Exedra. Can anyone give us some recommendations for lunch & dinner. We of course are looking for an above average experience without going to anything too stuffy. We already had l'Orso 80 on our list and Da Baffetto for pizza but are open to others. Thank you CH!

Feb 27, 2010
AVHamilton in Italy