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Where to Eat

Family Guide
Stalls laden with fresh fruit and vegetables at a market
You can’t go too far wrong when eating out with children in Italy, the home of pasta, pizza and ice cream. Myriad pasta shapes and sauces should keep even fussy eaters happy; for those who like to experiment, Italian children’s favourites such as polpette (meat balls), polenta and arancini (deep-fried rice balls) may attract new fans. Add the welcoming attitude to children among hosts, and the chances are all members of the family will enjoy eating out.

Practical information

Lunch (pranzo) is usually served noon–3pm, depending on where you ...

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