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Itinerary Advice - Rome, Naples, Lerici, Herculaneum

mroylanc | Jun 3, 2013 10:09 PM

The grandparents are taking a group of 10 of us (4 kids ages 6-10, 4 parents, and 2 grandparents) on a Disney cruise in the Mediterranean. Breakfast and dinner will be on the boat, but we're looking for some terrific, authentic, local food for lunch when we're off the boat and exploring. Obviously with kids in tow we're not looking for high-end uber-foodie kind of places, but we want to avoid the tourist traps at all costs.

A few other notes:
- With a group our size I assume we would likely need reservations, even though these will be weekday lunches. The four kids can sit at a separate table nearby, but still 10 is a pretty big group. Any specific advice on larger groups would be appreciated.
- We wil usually have about 90 minutes for lunch and will be on foot. Train/bus/cab is definitely an option, but with our time constraints and group size it may be a little more difficult to go that route.
- The kids are pretty adventurous eaters so I'm not concerned about finding chicken nuggets on the menu or anything. But I do want to make sure these places are kid-appropriate as far as atmosphere, etc. We don't want to be crashing people's fancy business lunches or anything.

OK. I always search these boards when I travel within the US and did the same for this trip. For each day I've listed the options I'm currently considering and would love feedback about which option (or a different one I haven't listed) best hits the goals I've described.

- Dei Pescatori
- Il Fagolo

Rome (Vatican area)
- Il Passetto
- Pizzarium
- Romeo

Naples (near Centrale train station)
- Pizzeria Da Michele
- Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo

- Osteria Viva lo Re

Thanks in advance for any advice you can share.

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