All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: Italian
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: The menu is filled with kid-friendly options (pizza and pasta).
Best dishes for adults: Salmone alla griglia (RMB 98), pesto alla genovese (RMB 36-46), lasagna con verde (RMB 48)
Kids’ menu? Yes
Best dishes for kids: Margherita pizza (RMB 36-46), house bolognese (RMB 36-46), pepperoni pizza (RMB 36-46)
Kids play area? No
Play areas nearby: Chaoyang Park, Solana, The Magic Bean House Children’s Museum
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, speaks basic English and is moderately attentive
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down; no changing table
Seating: Booths, tables, and highchairs available
Price: RMB 200
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Must-order item: Alio Olio Pizza
In a nutshell: Alio Olio is a warm, earthy restaurant with good food and great prices. The Italian menu has a wide variety of dishes to satisfy almost any craving whether it’s for seafood, pasta, salad or pizza. Overall, a great place for families to share a meal and relax.
Also try: Annie’s, Tavola
Photo by: Judy Zhou and Lova