I took them to Drago Centro; excellent call @attran99, thank you.
We sat in the sunroom section of the lounge, it was early, so we were the only ones in there. My niece sat down and bounced on the banquette a couple times. “This place is nice! It’s fancy, but comfortable.” (Fom the mouths of babes.). Then she bounced a couple more times before settling down.
The food was very good. In order of the children’s preference (after they had a thorough discussion), was:
Farfalle with Vodka Sauce
A bit over sauced for my taste, but flavorful. The children loved it.
Very nice sausage, good crust, and well-balanced toppings…
Good. They’re sliders…
They liked the garlic bread more than the meatballs. I thought the meatballs were excellent, light and flavorful, with a deep, meaty sauce.
I had a whiskey sour, the kids had lemonade (kept topped-up), and even the water was “really good ice water!”
The service was great, the food was good, and when I got the check, I thought there was a mistake, because it was half what I expected.
I like this happy hour with children concept. If one goes early, and the children are well behaved, this may be a better option, occasionally, to expose children to real food rather than multi-course dinners.