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ROME..Trip report with emphasis on food..January 2007

ROME..Trip report with emphasis on food..January 2007

Old Apr 4th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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I just had to say - I thoroughly enjoyed your report(s) and printed them out to get restaurant ideas for Rome!
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Dear ekscrunchy--my mouth is watering after reading your restaurant descriptions. We had settled on Trattoria dell'Orso in Orvieto, but according to their website, they are closed Sundays. That is the day we will be in Orvieto for lunch. Do you (or anyone) know of any good restaurants for lunch that will be open on Sundays?
Thanks for any info you can share.
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Old Apr 17th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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Ek, this is fabulous! I am the last one at work tonight, sitting here reading your report! What a great storyteller you are!

I second Diamond's question, if you had to choose 3 restaurants for a 3 night stay, which would they be?
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Old Jun 19th, 2007, 06:42 AM
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Old Aug 19th, 2007, 06:35 PM
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Ek, I have just finished reading the entire trip report. Thanks so much for taking the time to write with such wonderful detail. I am going with some friends for a week in October and I look forward to trying many of the restaurants that you mentioned.
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Old Aug 29th, 2007, 12:22 PM
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Glad you found it useful...there is some wonderful food awaiting...happy eating!
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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 08:06 AM
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ekscrunchy,

Would you consider Armando al Pantheon a splurge or special dinner? Or how about Trattoria Monti? Your descriptions of both of them sound great.

I'll be in Rome for 4 nights and have pretty much figured out where I want to dine for 3 of the nights.

Thanks!

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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Enjoying your fabulous trip report so far - I love the food descriptions.

I have not finished reading all of it but wanted to share a few bits of info-

The English language version of the Slow Food guide has been published (Osterie & Locande d'Italia: A Guide to Traditional Places to Eat and Stay in Italy). I got mine on Amazon.

Also for those of you who have Plotkin's Italy for the Gourmet Traveler, a new version has come out. I ordered it but 99% of it is the same as the old version.

There is a cookbook now out of print which may be available on used markets - Biba Gaggiano's Trattoria Cooking which has a list of many excellent restaurants in the back. This is a book I use often - in the kitchen and in planning travels in Italy.

Thanks again, eks.


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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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Monica, it depends on what you consider a splurge, but I ate at Armando al Pantheon twice in July. Appetizer, an entree and a half, dessert, small water and 1/2 bottle of wine was just over 40E. The second time, an appetizer, entree, vegetable, water and 1/2 bottle wine was 30.50E. Not really overly expensive.
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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Monica,

At Armondo's I had the veal and roasted potatoes and my husband had the lamb chops. It was all very good, and with a bottle of wine and water our tab was 60 euro. We usually budget 30 euro for an average dinner price each, so this was definitely in the resonable range IMO.
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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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EK, thank you very much, leaving soon and your report really helps with many details.
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Old Sep 6th, 2007, 03:05 AM
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I'm not necessarily looking for a splurge but a good meal. Sounds like Armando's is a good place for one.

Thanks!

Monica
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Old Sep 6th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Glad you enjoyed..and happy eating!

Re: Armando's..it is a warm, convivial family-run trattoria where many, but not all, of the offerings are excellent. I would hate it if people headed there with expectations of having THE transcendent Roman meal..
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Hi ek, how are you? I must take the opportunity to caper this thread since I see you're around: I've had a request recently here on Fodor's to open a thread on Istanbul! Well, I know the city quite well, but don't consider myself a real expert, and I promised I will try to write something, but hope that ek joins in and helps - my impression is that you know Istanbul REALLY well. Will you?

Ok, sorry - back to Armando's & related!
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