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Jun 19, 2009 12:15 PM
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Dinner in Tempe

Going to Gammage tomorrow night and looking for somewhere to eat beforehand with my six year old daughter. Would like somewhere reasonably close. Also looking for kid-friendly but my definition of that is just someplace that is welcoming to children. I consider Noca extremely kid-friendly. The one thought I had was House of Tricks. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks.

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  1. I would highly recommend Tricks, although I'm not sure they would have kid-friendly food.

    Another good choice is Oregano's, a bit east of Mill Ave, off University. Oregano's has delicious pizza, pasta, salads. I'm sure any 6 year-old would be able to find something to eat there. The place gets busy and parking can be a hassle, especially when there are events in the area.

    1. House of Tricks would be fine for kids in the same way that Noca is. There's not a separate kid's menu or crayons on the tables, but the patio setting keeps the ambiance casual. I can't foresee any hostility toward a well-behaved child there.

      Some other options within walking distance of Gammage:

      Caffe Boa -- mostly Italian with an Eastern European touch
      La Bocca -- small pizzas, salads, etc.

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      House of Tricks
      114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

      Caffe Boa
      398 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

      La Bocca Pizzeria
      699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281