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thoughts on these Rome places?

Betty May 5, 2006 05:18 PM

Anybody have thoughts on these spots?

Cul De Sac
Il Matriciano
Uno e Bino

The last 2 are close to our hotel, which is E. of the Termini.

I'm still thinking Ristorante Marcello for our last night, and trying to make it to Sora Margherita for lunch the first day.

Thanks for all the great archives.

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    steve h. May 7, 2006 10:43 PM

    you forgot to add Trimani Wine Bar for modest food/wine diversion between meals. It's in your neighborhood.

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      Betty May 8, 2006 08:52 AM

      sharp observation there Steve, Tremani is duly marked on the map. I've been reading about it, and you just confirmed it. I thought it could be a first stop but, um, we arrive before eight in the morning!

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        jen kalb May 8, 2006 10:16 AM

        first stop, a "bar" for caffe latte and cornetti!

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          Lambretta76 May 10, 2006 01:16 PM

          Caffè corretto! With sambuca or grappa - yum!

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      jen kalb May 6, 2006 03:00 PM

      Ive yet to eat in the San Lorenzo neighborhood but be sure to check out the basilica "outside the walls" - it is magnificent and ancient with an interesting history and totally improbable in its current surroundings (tho backed on the big rome cemetary, that part looks right. Uno e Bino sounds good from the Gambero rosso rome guide - Ive wanted to try Tram Tram, in the same area for a while too. Enjoy, and look forward to hearing your report.

      Hope you report back.

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        Peter Cherches May 6, 2006 02:41 PM

        Cul de sac is wonderful. Robert Lauriston, who posts here, turned me on to it. It's an eclectic enoteca with excellent cross-cultural fare, mixing Italian with Middle-Eastern or North African. The best pesce spada affumicato I've ever had, with an amazing potato mousse, great melanzane Calabrese, and the best middle-eastern spinach pie I've ever eaten! It's a one-of-a-kind kind of place, so try not to miss it. I went there on two trips to Rome. As an often solo traveler, I love small plates places anyway.

        Link: http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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          potterstreet May 7, 2006 04:38 PM

          i like cul de sac an awful lot. it's a really charming place in a lovely location on piazza di pasquino - piazza di pasquino. but my favorite enoteca in rome is il goccetto on via dei banchi vecchi 14 - small, intimate, just has a great feel. i have been going there for years - since my first trip to rome and i love it!

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