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    My dining plans, help needed?

    My wife, children (ages 9,11) and I will be in WDW July 2012. While we can't book our dining, we still plan for it. We'll be in EPCOT for 3 nights of our week stay and have selected Coral Reef, Le Cellier, and Via Napoli as our dinners. Good Choices? Thanks!

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    Those are great choices. My wife and I love the Coral Reef and Le Cellier. We have not eaten at Via Napoli yet but heard great things. Good luck with the dining and no matter where you eat just enjoy the trip.
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    Those are great!! Although I am a big fan of Teppan Edo!

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    So while I think those are great choices, I'm not sure how "kid friendly" they are. Coral Reef at least has the fishies to look at but Le Cellier and Via Napoli may not keep your kiddos attention. This of course coming from a 34 year old woman who has incredibly fond memories of eating at Alfredo's as a kid... but that's because I liked pasta. LOL!
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    Via Napoli I think is a good choice. It's good food, surprisingly quick.

    BamaJenn: Are you thinking of Tutto?? That's what replaced Alfredo's. Via Napoli is the one they just built. It's fairly noisy and boisterous.

    As for Le Cellier & Coral Reef...ehhhh...I might be a dissenter here, but Le Cellier is good, if a bit safe. And Coral Reef has never impressed me. Have you looked at any resort restaurants?? I might suggest Whispering Canyon, 'Ohana, Kona, Beaches & Cream...

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    For our family, when chosing where to eat dinner actually at Epcot, Garden Grill always wins our vote.

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    BamaJenn: Are you thinking of Tutto?? That's what replaced Alfredo's. Via Napoli is the one they just built. It's fairly noisy and boisterous.
    Nope I'm thinking of Alfredo's (the reference was to being there as a child and the fact that it wasn't "kid friendly" either).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    For our family, when chosing where to eat dinner actually at Epcot, Garden Grill always wins our vote.


    Nope I'm thinking of Alfredo's (the reference was to being there as a child and the fact that it wasn't "kid friendly" either).
    I guess I'm just confused as to how Via Napoli isn't kid friendly. I can see Tutto Italia not being kid friendly, but Via Napoli is a big, loud pizza place...that's what kids like, right? (I'm not a parent...so I could be off base.)

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    Re: My dining plans, help needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by bags23 View Post
    My wife, children (ages 9,11) and I will be in WDW July 2012. While we can't book our dining, we still plan for it. We'll be in EPCOT for 3 nights of our week stay and have selected Coral Reef, Le Cellier, and Via Napoli as our dinners. Good Choices? Thanks!

    We were there in Sept. 2010 and had dinner one night in the Coral Reef. My son (5) loved it! We spend a lot of time looking for sharks and turtles. Book it early though. It fills up fast!


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    Oh I second the Garden Grill vote! I went there with my fiance and his mom and we LOVED it... and thats from 3 adults! The food was really good and the characters came around 3 times each and stuck around for as many photos as we wanted. Plus it rotates so there's always something different to look at. It's officially my favourite character meal (we did Chef Mickeys the same trip and the food and interaction didn't hold a candle!)

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    Re: My dining plans, help needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by bags23 View Post
    My wife, children (ages 9,11) and I will be in WDW July 2012. While we can't book our dining, we still plan for it. We'll be in EPCOT for 3 nights of our week stay and have selected Coral Reef, Le Cellier, and Via Napoli as our dinners. Good Choices? Thanks!
    Those are great choices. We've been taking our kids to Le Cellier and Coral Reef since they were very little. At ages 9 & 11 kids should be able to sit in a nice restaurant without having to be entertained.
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    Yes, great choices

    Question, what is Via Napoli? I've been so far out of the WDW Loop for a couple years.
    We have ADRs for Tutto Italia in Sept., should we change it to Via Napoli?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love That Duck View Post
    Yes, great choices

    Question, what is Via Napoli? I've been so far out of the WDW Loop for a couple years.
    We have ADRs for Tutto Italia in Sept., should we change it to Via Napoli?
    I think Tutto Italia is a lot nicer than Via Napoli (nicer as in fancier, not necessarily better.) I haven't been to Tutto in a while because I'm not willing to pay that much for Italian food... Via Napoli is basically pizza & pasta. I ate there twice in December and thought it was pretty good. I did 2 reviews over on the DIS...here are the links!

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    Re: My dining plans, help needed?

    Thanks for all the replies. A couple of you mentioned Garden Grill. We have eaten there a few times before and only chose Via Napoli because it's a new place. I could see me changing my mind as the trip get's closer, but who knows. That's the great part of planning a trip a year away, so many great choices to pick from.

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