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place to eat: West side. Party of 10, including two small kids. GOOD restaurant.

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ANY SUGGESTION? Birthday party for two people. This Saturday night.

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  1. Get on the phone girl. Any preference for food or price?

    Off the top of my head:

    Westside Tavern, Westwood Pavilion
    Napa Valley Grille, Westwood
    Shamshiri Grill, Westwood
    Buffalo Club, Santa Monica
    Fig, Santa Monica
    Cafe del Rey, Marina del Rey

    I'm sure there are decent Mexican & Italian for families, they're not coming to my mind right now.

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    1. re: Phurstluv

      if you end up at shamshiri grill, i'd see if they can set your party up on the patio.

    2. how small? how well-behaved? and agree... cuisine/price?

      i Cugini
      Fritto Misto
      Il Moro
      Literati
      Palmeri or Pecorino might be good depending upon the kids
      Peppone - might be good for kids because of the booths
      Cafe Montana or 17th St. Cafe

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      1. re: Emme

        second the i cugini reccomendation.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Love I Cugini personally, but can't recall what they would have for kids....maybe just plain spaghetti & sauce? Calamari?

          1. re: Phurstluv

            Thought of a family Italian - C & O Trattoria

            1. re: Phurstluv

              c&o is on my regular rotation, but truly, it is not what the op specified: a GOOD restaurant. it works for me because the huge carbo loading dishes are a favorite of my teenage daughter and her boyfriend. i would not categorize the place as a good restaurant.

              1. re: westsidegal

                Right, right, not GOOD as I looked at the title of post again. But was also thinking of the young kids.

            2. re: Phurstluv

              pasta is generally liked by little kids and big kids alike.

        2. Chez Mimi is very nice. They have a lovely patio, very good food, excellent service...and I often see families there.

          1. We like Brunello's in Culver City and have taken our son there (now 16 months old) many times.

            1. I went with a party of about that size and two kids. 8 and 12, to Annisette and we had a wonderful time. They put us upstairs right outside the pastry kitchen which the kids enjoyed. My kids are well behaved but picky eaters and it worked out wonderfully.