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!