I'm looking for places to take my family of four to dine out (two young children ages 6/7). They are great in restaurants and have been in many fancy ones without a hitch. But I'm in need of some casual everyday sort of places. Specifically those kind of neighborhood places that local families tend to frequent. I'm talking casual dinning. For example, an Italian place where the food is good (good lasagna, tortellini or cannelloni but I don't need wild boar ragu), atmosphere is irrelevant and I won't drop $80. Other examples would be a good burger joint and seafood place.
I thank you in advance for your suggestions.