I am sure locals are sick of seeing this one, but I need help this year: where can I avoid the hoardes and have a relaxing meal the night before the Marathon. I prefer reserving table instead of standing for an hour. A comfortable pizza place with pastas, if wait is reasonable at 5-6pm, would be great to. May have kids along, but the mob scene and thoughtless piles of food at Vinny Testa's are getting old. Don't mind taking cab, or paying a little extra to relax and have a nice meal. Staying on Common at Four Seasons.