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TTabb Feb 22, 2008 06:07 PM

I have spoken to the concierge at our hotel in Rome about what restaurants we should try for our three nights in Rome.He suggested that we try Santo Padre,Pierluigi and Da Giggetto. From what I've read, they have all gotten pretty good reviews. Any comments?

  1. mbfant Feb 22, 2008 09:54 PM

    Never heard of Santo Padre. Many people like Pierluigi, but I have never been. My husband refuses to go to Giggetto -- not good enough. However, I will go there when logistics and other factors dictate, and I have heard it has improved, so it's probably fine for you.

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      TTabb Feb 24, 2008 11:35 AM

      mbfant,
      the concierge told us we should go to Giggetto, our guide for the ghetto suggested la taverna del ghetto. do you know of it? the concierge thought giggetto to be better.we want a moderatly price restaurant being we have our two teenage girls along. i would love to hear your response. thanks.

      1. re: TTabb
        mbfant Feb 24, 2008 09:25 PM

        Is Taverna del Ghetto the kosher one? If so, the one time I went it was pretty bad except for yummy kosher cookies. Giggetto is better. Mainly, you should usually not ask a concierge where to eat. Giggetto would probably be OK for you but it's not cheap, just cheaper than Piperno, which is better but expensive. Cheap in the Ghetto would be Sora Margherita, which I don't think is so great but most people like. Other places you might consider are La Piazzetta and Il Fico.

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          TTabb Feb 26, 2008 08:32 AM

          mbfant,
          I've looked over many of your reviews and I'm ready to take the plunge and stop obsessing over the restaurants we will dine in while in Rome.
          It will be my husband,mother in law,my two girls(12 & 13 & quite adventurous eaters ) and me. We are only in Rome for three nights.
          I thought we would try either La Piazzetta or Armando al Pantheon the first night (Monday), Trattoria Monti the next and Sora Margherita after our tour of the ghetto. For lunch I thought we would figure it out as we go along. Too many great places, so little time.
          Thank you again!

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      RomeAddict Feb 23, 2008 02:20 PM

      Santopadre, Via Collina, 18, closed Sunday,dinner, only, fish on Tues/Thurs, few blocks off Via Nazionale.
      Ristorante Fiammetta is my favorite, everything is wonderful, eggplant parmigaina to die for, authentic trattoria under the tourist radar. Don't miss it! It's above the left top corner of Piazza Navona, off Zanardelli immediate left on corner at Hotel Genio. Email: ristorantefiammetta@libero.it Phone 06-6875777

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        TTabb Feb 25, 2008 08:36 PM

        RomeAddict,
        You seem to be pretty knowledgable about the restaurant circut in Rome... did you enjoy Santo Padre? Ristorante Fiammetta, sounds like a must!
        What do you know about restaurants in the Jewish Ghetto? Moderate.

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          RomeAddict Feb 27, 2008 07:39 AM

          I love the artichokes at Sora Margherita; it's such a quaint place, like Nonna's kitchen.
          Another good restaurant no one ever mentions is L'Osteria de "Memmo" (i Santori), Via dei Soldati, 22-23, closed Sun.
          Check Ditirambo's menu on-line; they have a seasonal appetizer of a pear/gorgonzola souffle that I still dream about...sublime.
          Santopadre has a fabulous red sauce!

      2. m
        margiehubbard Feb 25, 2008 10:26 AM

        We stayed next to the Pantheon and really loved Armando Pantheon and Myosotis. We also enjoyed Ditirambo and Sora Lela. I highly recommend the book "The Food Lover's Guide to the Gourmet Secrets of Rome". We were in Rome 10 days and almost every time we strayed from one of this books recommendations we were sorry. It is witten by Diane Seed and is only about $30 on Amazon. It was just published last year and the author is a resident of Rome. You'll also find a lot of fun shops that are food and drink oriented recommended in the book. It's broken down by neighborhood. So, no matter where you go in Rome there is always a good restaurant around the corner!

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          TTabb Feb 25, 2008 08:29 PM

          marqiehubbard,
          Thank you for your suggestions. I have heard good things from many about Armando Pantheon and Ditirambo. I will certainly look for your book suggestion,it sounds helpful. I have a huge list of restaurants from chowhound and from a few other sites and it is all becoming so confusing because they all sound so good.We only have a few nights and I want them to be memorable.
          Thank you again.

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            margiehubbard Feb 26, 2008 04:38 AM

            I'm sure you'll love Rome. And with all these good suggestions you certainly can't go wrong. Whenever anyone asks me what I liked best in Rome I always have to say it was the food.

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          TTabb Feb 26, 2008 03:09 PM

          mbfant,
          I've looked over many of your reviews and I'm ready to take the plunge and stop obsessing over the restaurants we will dine in while in Rome.
          It will be my husband,mother in law,my two girls(12 & 13 & quite adventurous eaters ) and me. We are only in Rome for three nights.
          I thought we would try either La Piazzetta or Armando al Pantheon the first night (Monday), Trattoria Monti the next and Sora Margherita after our tour of the ghetto. For lunch I thought we would figure it out as we go along. Too many great places, so little time.
          Thank you again!

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            lawrietaylor Mar 8, 2008 10:15 AM

            If you want to dine in the Ghetto area, Al Pompiere (closed Sundays) would be the best choice, especially for the fried specialties, but also good pasta, fresh fish (not on Mondays, when their supplier is closed) and homemade desserts.

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