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Where have you had the most amazing meal or pasta in Rome?

Oct 30th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Where have you had the most amazing meal or pasta in Rome?

Would love to get some ideas on amazing eateries in Rome. Our family favorite is Mario's near the Colosseum. We'll be in Rome for 11 nights and while cooking in the apartment some of them, will be on the hunt for truly wonderful experiences that are off the beaten path.

thanks!
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Oct 30th, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Nonna Betta on Via del Portico d'Ottavia was our best meal in Rome earlier this month. Artichokes every way and delicious lamb. Also very reasonable compared to the adjacent and not so good Gigetto.

http://www.nonnabetta.it/en/

La Palomba in Orvieto was another wonderful one with porcini tagliatelle and an excellent red house wine.

http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome....a-orvieto.html
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Oct 30th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I really enjoyed Taverna Mercanti in Trastevere.
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Oct 30th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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The one restaurant we always return to is Roscioli.

We also love Piperno and La Gensola
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Oct 30th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Loved Osteria Barberini. The pasta with gamberini (tiny shrimp) and pistacchios was marvelous, and they have a truffle menu. Absolutely requires reservations for great food at decent prices.

http://www.osteriabarberini.com/en.html
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Oct 30th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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We also loved La Gensola. But, the dream meal was Glass for this truly wonderful parmesan ravioli....and the semifreddo for dessert was also terrific.
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Oct 30th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Cheap: Pizzarium
Mid-range: L'Osteria di Monteverde
Blow your budget but totally worth it: Pipero al Rex

Those were my favorites from our spring 2013 trip. Enjoy!
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Oct 31st, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Picture of parmesan ravioli from Glass for Denise - I'm attempting to make it this weekend....the chef Cristina was very generous with her guidance

http://lizandrichardsa.typepad.com/....07e20b1970c-pi
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Oct 31st, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Agree with denisea. We had a wonderful meal at Glass Hosteria
this past September(the parmesan ravioli and eggplant gnocchi
were sublime).
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Oct 31st, 2013, 09:19 AM
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You know, thinking about this question I had an immediate answer but I have no idea what the restaurants name is.

I could walk you there blindfolded, it's just around the corner from my favourite hotel (Hotel Isa). Small, family run (husband, wife and daughter). No English spoken or written (menu).

So all I can offer is to walk you there if you pay for my visit. I'm available any time. ;-)
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Oct 31st, 2013, 09:21 AM
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You might be able to take a walk on googlemaps
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Oct 31st, 2013, 09:40 AM
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we ate at Nonna Betta and liked it very much...both the risotto and the Nonna Cod was great but the best meal (lunch only) is around the corner at Sora Marguarita @ 30 Piazza delle Cinque Scole, behind the Jewish Information Center. Homemade pasta and artichokes to die for. Make reservations.
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Oct 31st, 2013, 09:46 AM
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it's just around the corner from my favourite hotel (Hotel Isa

Hmm... around the corner walking toward Piazza Cavour, or away from Piazza Cavour?
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Oct 31st, 2013, 11:26 AM
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I believe it was the plaza where the St. Marguerita church was...and the restaurant was across the piazza, no idea of the name, close to Travasteri...best lamp and artichokes again...sat out on the piazza. Wonderful.
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Oct 31st, 2013, 12:15 PM
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I too loved Pizzarium for a cheap lunch, but my favorite lunch place is Antico Forno Marco Roscioli. The pizza rossa and sour cherry crostatas are beyond words.
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Oct 31st, 2013, 12:18 PM
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thanks everyone - we will be with our two adult children who appreciate great Italian food - this will be their 4th trip to Italy.
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Oct 31st, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Best cheap delicious lunch (take out): Il Forno de Campo Fiori. (Don't trust my spelling). Great sandwiches on their extraordinary foccacia flat bread.
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Oct 31st, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Loved Taverna Dei Fori Imperiali near the colosseum (had amazing Cacio è Pepe). I snuck in right before they stopped seating people who had no reservations and was so happy it was a little early for lunch!

My absolute favorite was Cul de Sac, just off of Piazza Navona. I ate there three times - it was delicious and the atmosphere was awesome too!
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Nov 1st, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Mr-go. OK, you turn left as you walk out the front door of the ISA and then left again but I can't remember if it is the first or second intersecting street.

It's then just a short bit down that street. This may help, you walk down stairs to get into the restaurant. In other words, it's a basement.

I said small but that might be misleading. It feels small as it is divided up but I think it runs the full length back under the building so is quite big probably overall.

It's not a fancy restaurant or expensive really.

Think you can find it?
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Nov 1st, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Per google earth, this would seem to be either Il Pizzicotto or L'arccangelo....does either sound familiar?
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