English menu? Yes
Kid’s menu? Yes
General kid friendliness of menu: Very kid-friendly, with the usual arrays of pizzas, pastas, and main courses.
Staff: The English-speaking staff is very friendly and attentive, and brought lemon water without being asked.
Bathroom: It’s clean, but there’s only one stall.
Best items for kids: There are 38 kinds of pastas and 30 kinds of pizza to choose from. Try the Melanzane Pizza (RMB 30/40), Quattro Formaggi pasta (RMB 32/42), or Polpette di Manzo alla Romana (beef meatball with vegetables in fresh tomato sauce, RMB 58).
Kids’ play area? No, but it is close to Chaoyang Park.
Seating: The restaurant has booths and tables spread over two floors; the second floor is ideal for parties and private events. Highchairs are available.
Price: RMB 150-200
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: Alio Olio prides itself on its large selection of pizzas and pastas. Try the homemade ravioli stuffed with chicken (RMB 49) or the generous grilled lamb chop with roasted potato (RMB 88).
In a nutshell: This rustic eatery has a charm of its own. Fantastic service, affordable lunch sets (RMB 38-88), and a great wine list with several bottles under RMB 150 make this a popular choice for families in the Chaoyang Park area.
Daily 11am-11pm. 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Ximen, Chaoyang District (6594 0938, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.alioolio.com