Lunch near the Vatican museum?

Aug 7th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Monica,
Per favore, may I jump on your thread and see if someone can identify a restaurant I'd like to find?

One of our tour guides talked about her favorite restaurant near the Vatican: outdoor patio with twinkly lights, red/white checkered table cloths, candles in wine bottles, festive atmosphere. She laughed at its looking so..."American-theater Italian". But she raved about the food and ambience. A couple of young girls on the tour went there with her afterwards.

The next afternoon we were walking from the river toward the Vatican and---voila!---there it was! A walled garden, red check cloths and all. It's between the Vatican and the Castel. We recognized the name at the time. Alas, it was our last day in Rome and we already had reservations that night.

Does anyone recognize this description? I'd like to know if it's open for lunch.
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Aug 7th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Our family also enjoyed Da Vito e Dina. Here is the link to an LA times article (2004) about it and other restaurants
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-rome25apr25
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Aug 8th, 2007, 04:35 AM
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Dino & Tony's Hosteria opens at 12:30pm, and I want to go to a place that opens at noon since we'll need to head to the museum at 1:30pm. That might not be enough time to enjoy lunch.

Tre Pupazzi sounds great.

What kind of prices can I expect for the suggested places?

Thanks,

Monica

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Aug 8th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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At da Roberto I had risotto and pasta carbonarra. My friend had salad and lasagna. 1/2 caraffe of wine. (this was at lunch)

As I recall it was about 25 euros.
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Aug 8th, 2007, 03:38 PM
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I ate dinner at Da Vito e Dina with a fairly large group of people and we just split the bill. We had plates of appetizers, quite a few people had desserts and there was a lot of wine. The person who figured out the bill insisted on including a big tip. With all this it cost about 25 euros per person at dinner, so a lunch should be quite reasonable.
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Aug 9th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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I gave my friends a list of places and we have decided on Tre Pupazzi.

Thanks everyone for your input! I'll post my comments when I return.

Monica
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