Here's my question and I'm throwing it out for all you fans of good food. I'm taking my children, aged 11 and 13, to Rome and then to Venice in June. They are really good kids, well behaved, interested eaters, no problem. But I would like to take them to some restaurants where we won't feel like the waiters are hostile or the service is just too slow. I had some impossible meals with them when they were younger, in Venice, at restaurants that just didn't seem to get how tired and hungry little kids get. We wound up eating in several chinese restaurants just because it was less of a drag.
Also, it looks to me as though Cichetti style snack places are definitely not a great place to drag such young children. Do italian families not eat out with kids at these places or at night?
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We are staying in Monti, in Rome, in an apartment and somewhere near the Rialto in an apartment in Venice.