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Sep 24, 2008 05:12 AM

Rome: Any recent meals at Grotto del Teatro de Pompeo or near courthouse?

Hi all,

I'm on my way to Rome for business in early October and am staying over for the weekend; it's been a couple of years since I was last there, and I've been delighted trawling through the wealth of recommendations on the board.

I do have two specific questions, though:

Last time I was there, I had my Platonic pasta ideal - fettucine with radicchio - at the Grotto del Teatro di Pompeo, near Campo dei Fiori. I'm dying to go back, but I was a bit spooked to read somewhere on the web that they have "dining for large groups" - a huge danger sign in my eyes. Has anyone been recently? Any comments on the quality?

This is a long shot: a friend took me years ago to a non-descript restaurant near the Palais de Justice (sorry, don't know the Italian). I don't remember much about it, other than that it was a small wood-panelled (?) front room with a table of antipasti in the center, and the place was filled with lawyers and solicitors chowing down on excellent food. Don't suppose this rings a bell with anyone??


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  1. you might be thinking about da cesare (via crescenzio 13) just behind the palazzaccio. i may be wrong. anyway, its great.