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Grottaferrota or Fuiggi

ncara Apr 12, 2008 09:20 AM

Will be stopping 1 night in either of these towns before heading into Rome. Any preference for having a good meal????

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    Jeremy M Apr 12, 2008 12:44 PM

    There are great options in Grottaferrata (Il Fico Vecchio, Il Tuscolo, La Briciola di Adriana) and in neighboring Frascati (Cacciani, Zaraza, Sapori di Casa).

    Not far from Fiuggi in Acuto is Le Colline Ciociare, a superb place.

    On balance, I would stay in Frascati, which is a charming town, and eat there or in Grotaferrata.

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    1. re: Jeremy M
      mbfant Apr 13, 2008 01:40 AM

      I think that's a fair assessment. Fiuggi is famous for its mineral water, prescribed for kidney stones. Le Colline Ciociare is a truly wonderful restaurant, in the Michelin star category. In Grottaferrata, we love La Briciola di Adriana, much homier, but not your standard trat. The others you mention are good too. Grottaferrata is closer to Rome than Fiuggi.

      1. re: mbfant
        ncara Apr 13, 2008 03:17 AM

        What makes La Bricola not your standard tratoria?

        1. re: ncara
          mbfant Apr 13, 2008 09:18 AM

          It's a rustic-style homey restaurant, but Adriana is a very serious cook with her own recipes, rather original and refined but in a friendly stick-to-the-ribs kind of way. The wines are also above trat-level.

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