What a great resource this forum is! We are headed to Italy in June and are planning six days in Rome. We love food -- I've been starting to do research both here and on both Elizabeth's and Kate's apps -- and am hoping you might be able to add some thoughts to the list I've compiled before. This is our first international trip with our 7 year old son and 10 year old daughter - I have waited a few years before attempting this, in part beause of the reason I'm explaining below.
My son is very well behaved with one caveat: He hates sitting still in restaurants. While he is capable of sitting through a long meal he loves having latitude to move, even walk and goof around. So outdoor seating is a plus, and outdoor seating in an area without danger of cars/scooters/fast bikes (does such a thing exist?) zooming nearby would be a really big plus. We do plan to eat most of our dinners at our hotel (we are staying near Piazza Navona/Campo di Fiori) but I'm hoping to eat lunches out, if possible.
So I have two lists, the first for take-out and eat at home, the second for lunches, plus one big night out for my husband and myself (with grandma watching the kids). This is an awesome forum - many thanks in advance for your help!
Forno Campo de Fiori
Campo di Fioro
Antica Norcineria Viola
For lunches out:
Taverna di Fiori Imperali
For big night out:
Also, as we're arriving on a Sunday, I'm toying with asking the car we're hiring from the airport to stop at the Circo Massimo market for an hour for some food shopping. My mom arrives even earlier and absolutely loves farmer's markets, so I may send her. Crazy?