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  • On Jun 8, 2013
    Linda from ON Asked

    Hi Doug! Thanks so much for all your help. Planning for another family's first visit is a lot of fun! Trying to book a variety of experiences and need some dining suggestions. Any opinions on Via Napoli, Mons. Paul, Chef de France? Best QS in Epcot? Thx.

    Linda,

    At last, dining questions! Oh, they are the most fun!

    So first, table service. All of the three you mention are quite good. Here are some notes;

    Via Napoli is one of our family's favorites. It can get noisy, but the pizza is the best at Walt Disney World, and it bridges being family friendly, but a bit more upscale to match the interests of adults in your party.

    Chef's de France is also great, and broadly appealing across all ages. It is a nice approximation of what it is like dining at a Parisian street-side bistro, and the lunchtime table side visits by Remy are wonderfully charming and understated for a character experience.

    Monsieur Paul's is phenomenal, but if you have any younger guests, even younger teens, I think they may be bored by the longer meal experience. Otherwise it has historically been the home of some of the finer haute cuisine in the parks.

    As to quick service in Epcot, I have always had 3 favorites. 

    Sunshine Seasons offers a nice variety including some safer selections for finicky kids, as well as indoor seating.

    Tangierine Cafe is one of my 2 favorite quick service restaurants in all of Walt Disney World, with amazing platters and a very themed experience.

    My third choice is not a single restaurant, but to dine al fresco, grabbing small bites as you go around the World Showcase. This way you can share with your group and get the flavors of many different countries as you go along.

    BOTTOM LINE: For me, Via Napoli and Tangierine Cafe are the best for both categories, but none discussed here will let you down!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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