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Looking for a family-friendly restaurant near Universal City/Beverly Hills

Matthiasb Jan 10, 2010 03:25 PM

Hi, happy to jump in the car and travel, just looking for somewhere with nice cheap-ish food where we can take a 7 and a 10 year old

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  1. maxzook RE: Matthiasb Jan 10, 2010 03:44 PM

    Only a mile or so from Universal City, Caioti Pizza Cafe in Universal City is that rarest of places, kid-friendly but also compatible with adults. Excellent menu of pizzas, salads and sandwiches from the late owner/chef EdLaDou, Spago's first pizza chef and designer of the CPK menu.

    Caioti Pizza Cafe
    4346 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

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      Matthiasb RE: maxzook Jan 10, 2010 04:56 PM

      Hi Maxzook,

      thanks for that, will try it and report back!

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      paprkutr RE: Matthiasb Jan 10, 2010 05:03 PM

      Jan's on beverly, Cayenne on Beverly, El Coyote on Beverly
      Bob's Big Boy on Riverside
      Hunan Taste on Olympic and San Vicente,Farmers Market on Third

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        maxzook RE: paprkutr Jan 10, 2010 06:14 PM

        Good recs, except I have to disagree on one point. I have never met anyone with anything good to say about the food at El Coyote -- the only positives I've heard are for the bar, and that's not exactly a talking point for someone with kids. They're not too young to start learning the difference between good and bad food.

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          paprkutr RE: maxzook Jan 17, 2010 12:16 AM

          The food is average, cheap and the kids seem to love it. The parents can have a margarita, and they wanted something inexpensive. I live a couple of blocks away and we go there because it is inexpensive and they will make me what I want. I don't expect high quality food when I go there, but it is decent. If I want to drive futher there are a lot of other places I like and would recommend.

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