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Nice Italian for tourists and a toddler?

Bookistan May 7, 2012 09:28 AM

Hi, we're taking out-of-town friends out on Friday night - a couple with sophisticated tastes as well as a rambunctious toddler. They would like a nice Italian place, preferably somewhere in lower Manhattan (Union Square, Tribeca, West Village). Would love recommendations for a memorable meal where a toddler would be welcome. Maybe someplace with an outdoor garden or other nice setting? Or at least with tables spread apart enough so we won't bother neighboring diners. Food should also be great but we are not expecting Babbo!

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    michelleats May 7, 2012 10:35 AM

    Otto is full of rambunctious college students. Probably a rambunctious toddler would feel right at home unless she found herself outrambuctioused.

    Morandi would also work well. In nice weather, they have a wide sidewalk out front with outdoor seating. I see a lot of strollers parked by tables, there, and the staff tends to be very nice and tolerant of children (and dogs). It's a little more low-key than Otto.

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      thegforceny May 7, 2012 10:00 AM


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