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How is Casa Bleve for dinner?

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saucequeen May 5, 2010 12:37 AM

I'm torn. It seems everyone recommends Casa Bleve for lunch, but we're thinking about doing a dinner here. Is the same antipasto buffet offered? Would love to hear your feedback. Thanks!

  1. katieparla May 5, 2010 05:04 AM

    there is no buffet at dinner but you will find some of the same items on the a la carte menu (buffalo mozzarella from paestum, involtini, etc, carpaccio, etc) at around €18-20 per plate. there are a couple of pasta dishes and a few second courses. i dont recall exact prices, but first are around €20-25 and seconds are around €25-30, i think. the atmosphere at lunch is more casual, dinner is a bit more formal, but both offer the same kind service and high quality food.

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      saucequeen May 5, 2010 08:48 AM

      The wonderful & informative Katie Parla! You've no idea how much I've been reading your blog. It's been so helpful and just a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to reading new entries daily... I'm sure there millions just like me who thank you for it..

      So I've changed my Bleve reservation to lunch. Can I ask you one more question though? I'm making dinner reservations only during 5 nights in Rome. So far I have: Vladmiro, La Taverna Dei Fori, Checcione, and Buca Di Ripetti. Can you suggest one more??

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        CJT May 5, 2010 01:46 PM

        Palatium could be another. See other posts on it here

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          saucequeen May 5, 2010 03:33 PM

          We're thinking of adding this aperitivo time before dinner..

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          katieparla May 5, 2010 03:23 PM

          thanks, saucequeen. glad you enjoy the blog! I would add La Campana to the list. It serves excellent traditional cucina romana and the desserts are wonderful. I dont know Vladmiro and just googled it but it doesnt ring any bells...ciao!

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            saucequeen May 5, 2010 03:35 PM

            Sorry, missed an I. It should read Vladimiro which is near our Excelsior Hotel. Thanks for the tip on Campana. I will look into it!

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              ttoommyy May 6, 2010 07:04 AM

              Katie, you beat me to it! I was also going to suggest La Campana. We really fell in love with this restaurant on our trip in December. Great traditional food, and as you said, WONDERFUL desserts.

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                katieparla May 6, 2010 09:57 AM

                Yeah that place is one of my favorites. I want to pull up a chair to the antipasto table.

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                  ttoommyy May 6, 2010 11:34 AM

                  Yes, the antipasto table at La Campana is very good. I can't believe we ignored this restaurant the first three times we were in Rome.

                  And speaking of antipasto tables...we were in Bologna last year and the antipasto table (and I do mean TABLE) at a restaurant there (that I cannot for the life of me remember it's name) had at least 30 dishes on it...one more delicious than the next. I can't believe we did not get a picture of it. I believe the name of the restaurant had something to do with the number 14 and it was pretty much around the corner (or two) from Hotel Porta San Mamelo. That was the antipasto table of my dreams!

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                    saucequeen May 6, 2010 12:26 PM

                    Ttoommyy, that sounds HEAVENLY!! We'll be in Bologna for 2 days as well so please post if you do remember!!

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