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Family Friendly: Tucked away on lovely Maple Street in the Black Pearl section of uptown, this Tunisian eatery is an oasis of gracious service, authentic flavors and local ingredients. Try the crawfish, zucchini and spinach bisque, lamb chops or lamb tagine and mussels in wine sauce. Chef Jamila will make up something special for finicky kids, from plain pasta with butter to sauteed chicken and shrimp. But most children will be pleased to tuck into couscous with chicken or a simple veggie pasta. The homemade warm bread and pita with herb butter is always a hit. For dessert, try the house made baklava. After dinner Moncef will sprinkle your hands with orange blossom water, guaranteed to leave you smiling.

Take Out: In a city where regional and European cuisines dominate the dining scene, this Tunisian eatery provides a welcome culinary diversion. Would-be passers-by are often lured in by samples of crawfish, zucchini and spinach bisque, and guests revel in the cozy atmosphere, exotic flavors and friendly service. Lamb, in a variety of preparations, graces the menu, and couscous dishes are a staple. A belly dancer performs on Saturday nights.

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Local Expert Beth D'Addono Says:

Family Friendly: "There is an authentic belly dancer on Saturday nights, a fun cultural connections to Jamila's Tunisian roots."

Best for Family Friendly Because: Owners Moncef and Jamila are warmly welcoming. Add a well-prepared menu of Mediterranean and Tunisian specialties and you've picked a winner.

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