Would like recent reviews for these Rome restaurants
We will be in Rome this July and would love to hear some recent reviews for these restaurants. Thanks in advance
Natalino and Maurizio
Otello alla Concordia
Quincy and Gabrileli
I like Al Presidente, but haven't been for a couple of years. Still gets good marks in Gambero Rosso. I keep hearing good reports about Pierluigi but haven't been. Otello is awful, Quinzi e Gab awful and expensive. I hate La Rosetta but recognize that the food is excellent; it's the rest of it I don't like. Giggetto is awful (for that repertoire Piperno is better, and we go to Paris in Trastevere for it), but somebody told me the mother has resumed command and it's improving. Also sometimes it's just what you need for logistical reasons. Passetto I think is probably OK if you're a senator, but have no recent info. Edy is OK if you're in the neighborhood but I wouldn't cross town for it.
re: Ruth Lafler
Your list ranges from the bargain (Edy) to the outrageous (Camponeschi and Quinzi) with Rosetta close to outrageous but saved by its quality. Piperno is considered expensive, and in fact we go to Paris (the Trastevere restaurant, not France) for the Roman Jewish dishes, which is a notch lower, but honestly when I see what I pay around here to give a dinner party for my friends, almost none of the restaurants seem unreasonable. In any case, sticker shock shouldn't be an issue as menus are almost always posted outside, so you can always run away if the prices look too high.
I haven't been to Sabatini in decades, but I think it's quite high too.
Sabatini -- ok food, best for for al fresco with a splendid view of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
La Rosetta -- had fine food and appalling service back in 2004. But I'd be a grump too if I had to put up with the equally rude Yankees (in our Dixie meaning of the word0 whom I saw entering.
Camponeschi -- good food, though expensive, service outstanding; to eat outside and enjoy a view of Rome's most beautiful palazzo is worth it. Ate there last March 2006
Da Giggetto. mediocre food, bad service back in 2004
Passeto. Ate there last 2002. Too long ago.
We had dinner at Caponeschi last month. It was excellent--the food, the wine, the service and the ambiance. Sure, pricey, but it really wasn't all that bad given how wonderful the experience was. Note that the beautiful fountain in front was boarded up a month ago, so if that's important to you, make a call before going.
Well, we only had three nights in Rome. I would also really recommend Al Bric, especially if you are into wine. It is just outside of Campo de Fiori. The feel was nice and cozy, with a huge wine selection. We had amazing cheeses and cured meats, followed by a couple of pastas that I am still daydreaming about.
We also went to Al Ceppo, but it had its pluses and minuses, so I can't really recommend it. Wish I could have gone to more places.