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staying near Cavour Station...would appreciate recommendations

Thank you! I will be sure to make reservations.

Just had another quick question for you, Elizabeth. My children are allergic to nuts (including peanuts) and to dairy products. Do you think the restaurants will accommodate such requests to have a "cheeseless" pasta or pizza? Also, how strict are their guidelines when it comes to labeling their gelatos? I know "dairy-free" and "nut-free" alternatives such as sorbettos are available.

I have the allergy cards translated into Italian so I am hoping that it will be useful.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Mar 05, 2013
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staying near Cavour Station...would appreciate recommendations

Thank you for your suggestions! I can't wait to try Pizzarium and Armando al Pantheon.
Cheers!

Mar 04, 2013
spicynutmeg in Italy

staying near Cavour Station...would appreciate recommendations

We will be in an apartment near Cavour station for 6 days. We are looking for mainly casual/family style restaurants to dine with our children (ages 13 and 10). So far we have Traverna dei Fori Imperiali, La Bottega del Caffe, Colline Emilliane and la Carbonara.

Any other recommendations? Since we are going to be visiting the major attractions, I would appreciate some non-touristy recommendations near the Vatican, Borghese Gallery, and Spanish Steps.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Mar 01, 2013
spicynutmeg in Italy

Can anyone recommend bistros near Park Hyatt on Rue de la paix for Saturday?

yes, sorry for the confusion.....

Mar 21, 2012
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Can anyone recommend bistros near Park Hyatt on Rue de la paix for Saturday?

Thank you for the suggestions. I came across Dourant from another blog and it looked promising. Will be there for Sunday lunch.

Mar 21, 2012
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Can anyone recommend bistros near Park Hyatt on Rue de la paix for Saturday?

We are looking for a casual place for lunch (group of 7 persons) within walking distance to the hotel. Since we are arriving that morning, we don't want anything too "heavy". It is my understanding that many places are closed on the weekends....I prefer not to eat at the hotel....this will be our first meal so I want it to be preview of what is to come.

We have reservations for the coming week at Chez L'Ami Jean, Dourant, L'Absinthe, Dans Les Landes and plan on eating at Cafe Constant.

Thank you in advance for the suggestions and/or advice!

Mar 19, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

Cafe Constant, L'Ami Jean, Dans Les Landes, Les Papilles, L'Absinthe, Le Trumilou.....O.K . for pre-teens?

We have already forewarned them about the length of our mealtimes. They were told that in Paris this is what is expected of them. of course, we can do the "fast" food version of Paris for their sake but I think they would be missing out so much of the whole cultural aspect of the trip. We are hoping that after all the walking around in the morning with all the sight seeing they would readily welcome a rest by sitting through a 1.5 lunch...would it be considered rude for them to have a book if they are done with their food? By no means will we allow any electronic devices at a restaurant but we were considering possibly allowing them to read perhaps???? Please be frank and do let me know if this is a faux pas.....

Mar 08, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

Cafe Constant, L'Ami Jean, Dans Les Landes, Les Papilles, L'Absinthe, Le Trumilou.....O.K . for pre-teens?

Thank you very much! This is what we were hoping to hear ;)

Mar 08, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

Cafe Constant, L'Ami Jean, Dans Les Landes, Les Papilles, L'Absinthe, Le Trumilou.....O.K . for pre-teens?

Dear All,

Can anyone tell me which of the above mentioned restaurants would NOT be appropriate to bring a 12yr old and a 9 yr old along for LUNCH? My children may not fully appreciate the quality of the food but they will sit nicely throughout the meal and be well behaved. My husband and I want to be able to enjoy good French food during our trip but don't want to make a mistake by bringing our children to a place where they wouldn't be welcomed.

Mar 08, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

5 days in Paris/staying in rue St.Anne

Thank you! I will make reservations and give it a try.

Mar 06, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

5 days in Paris/staying in rue St.Anne

we will be in an apartment so the kids and grandparents will be having most of the dinners at home. Since we are in Paris, we want to have French food but I know we will be somewhat limited due to having to choose restaurants which will (a) accommodate children and (b) have at least one or two items that the kids will eat. My children will be happy with a good steak and/or chicken dish. We will be doing all the touristy sights so would appreciate any places near the major sights......

Mar 06, 2012
spicynutmeg in France

5 days in Paris/staying in rue St.Anne

Will be in Paris for 5 days in late March. Going with the in-laws and 2 children (ages 12 and 9). Made reservations at L'Absinthe and Trumilou both for lunch. We are planning on having big meals for lunch and going light for dinners. Any other suggestions? My husband and I are having dinner at Spring and that will be our "special" adults only dinner.

Mar 05, 2012
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