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Solo dinner on one night layover in Rome?

citychef Jul 11, 2010 08:58 AM

I have a Monday night layover in Rome and looking for a great Roman meal-no budget in mind just life-changing authentic food in a restaurant that is solo-dining friendly. Any help/advice is appreciated.

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    riffeatingwell Jul 8, 2011 02:52 PM

    I just posted on this SAME topic!! I did not see this post and mine is almost identical!
    My question though is slightly different.
    I want to know which place open on a Monday night would be most welcoming for a solo diner?
    I have heard that Da Felice prefers locals so if I cannot find a local Roman to come with me and make a res I doubt they'd let me in.
    Any thoughts???

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    1. re: riffeatingwell
      mbfant Jul 8, 2011 09:44 PM

      Every decent restaurant in Rome prefers locals, and old Felice is long gone and the new management much more welcoming.

    2. mbfant Jul 12, 2010 11:33 PM

      Dunno why nobody has replied. Maybe "life-changing" was intimidating ... I wouldn’t worry about the solo part. Take a little notebook and they'll wonder whether you're a journalist in incognito. Most of the best restaurants are open on Mondays.

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      1. re: mbfant
        zerlina Jul 13, 2010 04:57 AM

        Yes, it was the "life-changing" that I personally found intimidating. The closest, in my opinion, would be Checchino dal 1887, but it's closed on Monday. Maybe Agustarello or the hotly debated Da Felice, both also in Testaccio? Reservations needed for either.

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