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OK...no meatballs, but what about a real american breakfast in Rome-Florence?

OK...no meatballs, but what about a real american breakfast in Rome-Florence?

Sep 27th, 2007, 06:24 AM
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OK...no meatballs, but what about a real american breakfast in Rome-Florence?

Food,food, food. After three weeks, we'd kill to find regular bacon, eggs and TOAST...any recommendations in the greater Roma area? many thanks, we're wasting away...how much bread and jam can one gal consume and still try to fit into her travel clothes...not to mention the vino!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Rama, They actually have TOAST in Italy but no amount of "beauty treatments" is going to counter its ultimate effect LOL!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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I've read that there is a place on Piazza Barberini in Rome that does an American breakfast.

Angels Bar on via del Proconsolo in Florence does an American brunch - but only on Sunday, it seems.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 06:42 AM
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thanks dukey, it's not bad enough without the 'mirror'...still, we are looking to be pampered after being put thru the travel wringer, with 4 more weeks to go, oh my!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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A real American Breakfast? #1 Coffee and Orange Juice, #2 the latter plus Doughnuts.
#3 Corn Flakes and a Glass of Milk. #4 Toast and Coffee. #5 A trip to McDonald's or Starbucks. Comments? Additions?
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Sep 27th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Here's my prediction... Italy, in its own magical way, will cast such a spell upon you that after three weeks, you will be wondering what you ever saw in "American style" breakfasts!

Have fun,
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Sep 27th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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Go to an American hotel? Downtown Hilton?
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Sep 27th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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I know a place in Firenze, and no, it's not the McD's at the train station A friend of the owners of the B&B Il Bargellino owns Bar Fibi on Via Guelfa. It was only a block from the hotel, but I can't remember the cross-street. It's very casual - and one of those busy corner "bars" that changes character throughout the day... breakfast/coffee bar - then pannini/lunch cafe - then full-tilt bar/bar in the evening. Be forewarned that the "american" breakfast was so much food that it spoiled my appetite for the much-anticipated lunch at Tavola Calda da Rocco in the Mercato San Ambrogio. I just wasn't hungry!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Try Babbington'sTearoom at the foot of the Spanish Steps. I assume it's still there, it has been for generations. British rather than American, but you can probably find what you're looking for.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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I know practically no Americans who have eggs and bacon for breakfast every day - have you ever heard of cholesterol?

Most everyone I know does coffee and a bagel or similar, or perhaps cereal at home - except for Sunday brunch.

To me, eggs and bacon are an English breakfast - except the petrified toast which comes in those odd silver plated toast chillers. Perhaps if you look for that it might be easier.

Separately, most of our hotels offered more than just a roll and coffee - with beautiful breads and pastries, juice (some blood orange juice), fruit, cereal, yogurt - and sometimes even hard boiled eggs.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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Breakfast at the DeRussie Hotel can be very America....eggs, toast, cereals, nova, cheese, fruit, coffee, or very italian, what ever you choose. The setting in their garden is heavenly and the service is great. The food is also very good.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Hi ramalama, it has been awhile but when I was last at the area of the Piazza Barberini there was a buffet style restaurant that advertised they served "American Breakfast". No doubt this is the restaurant Zerlina read about. When you stand in the piazza with your back to the Via Veneto it would be straight ahead across the piazza. But, lol, eggs and bacon can sure put on the pounds. Have a fun time in Italy!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Those English toast chillers are actually meant to keep the toast crisp. Live and learn.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 03:53 PM
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I thought most American breakfasts were a cup of coffee or a Pepsi in the car on the way to work!
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Sep 27th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Breakfast toast isn't supposed to be the consistency of Melba Toast (sort of like a roof shingle). It;s supposed to be softly crisp, warm and buttery.
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