My wife, our 9 week old daughter, and I are planning on taking the commuter rail into town this week for a late-lunch/early-dinner, hopefully in the North End. We have taken the baby out multiple times with great success,mainly to a few tried and true places in Cambridge and Somerville, and always during the early to late afternoon. She almost always sleeps peacefully through the entire meal, so we know this can work if we match up with the right place and time it right.
Price is not a prime concern, but we'd like to avoid anywhere that isn't casual, and where having a baby might present a problem for the establishment or impact other diners. I think we'd be happy with a good red sauce Italian dinner in a spot that is slightly less cozy and intimate than the typical North End establishment (a little noisy is a plus, as it tends to help the baby sleep). Any ideas would be welcome.Thanks.