Done with visiting the amazing Uffizi and strolling along the Arno? Lunchtime is approaching and you have already found out that Italian restaurateurs are not always prepared to receive kids in the proper way? After our story on 5 great restaurants in Vegas and 5 best things for living healthy, here are 5 tips on Florentine restaurants which not only offer great quality dishes but also grant a set of outstanding services to kids and their families.

Something to keep in mind when travelling to Florence.

Fosso Bandito

You can't miss this place if you are visiting Parco delle Cascine (Florence's Central Park) and have your kids with you. This restaurant, pizzeria, bar, ice cream place and playground - all at the same time - is new, spacious and built around kids needs. The menu offers the best of Tuscany's culinary tradition but also revisited and vegetarian dishes, as well as dishes suitable for those who suffer from food allergies.

Lungarno 23

Right along the Arno, in front of the Uffizi, this place is famous for its outstanding Chianina meat burgers. The restaurant provides changing table with diapers and wipes as well as coloring placemats to entertain the kids while waiting. In addition, for those who can read, there is a children library with books, toys, markers and crayons.

Villa Cora

If you think you deserve a treat, you got it: Villa Cora is a true dream location where you can find a classy hotel, a gourmet restaurant, a lounge bar, a spa and a garden with swimming pool.

Villa Cora is located on the hills outside the old town in a dominant position over the Boboli Gardens. It is part of the Relais & Chateaux network. Despite the exclusive nature of the complex, the management offers special attention to children and their families.

Andersen Café Bistrot

Designed specifically for children, this bistrot is a corner of Scandinavia set in the heart of Florence, in the Santa Croce district.

Camilla, the host, who is half Swedish, grants an authentic culinary journey which will take you all the way to the far North. Try the herring sandwich, the potato salad and the delicious cold soups, a blessing in the hot summer days. Kids get to play with crayons, markers and games on a big carpet surrounded by a large space to move around.

La Fenice

Ready for pizza? This is the place: pizza is exquisite and cooked in a wood oven, of course.

Aside from a kids menu, La Fenice has theme nights on Fridays and Saturdays with trained educators who entertain the kids while their parents eat. La Fenice is just outside Florence, in the town of Bagno a Ripoli, so great if you are planning to visit the countryside and need to eat on the way.

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