Done with visiting the amazing Uffizi and strolling along the Arno? Lunchtime is approaching and you have already found out thatItalian restaurateurs arenot always prepared to receivekids in the proper way? After our story on 5 great restaurants in Vegasand 5 best things for living healthy, here are 5tips 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. Themenu offers the best of Tuscany's culinary tradition but also revisited and vegetarian dishes, as well as dishessuitable for those who suffer from food allergies.

Lungarno 23

Right along the Arno, in front of the Uffizi, this place is famous for its outstandingChianina meatburgers.The restaurant provides changing table with diapers and wipes as well as coloringplacemats to entertain the kids while waiting.In addition, for those who can read, there is a childrenlibrary with books, toys, markers and crayons.

Villa Cora

If you think you deserve a treat, you got it: Villa Corais 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 Corais located on the hills outside the old town in a dominant position over the Boboli Gardens. It ispart 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 specificallyfor children, this bistrot is acorner of Scandinavia set in the heart of Florence, in theSanta 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 inthe 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 froma 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 greatif you are planning to visit the countryside and need to eaton the way.

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