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Jul 12, 2010 11:14 AM

Rome 2nd week of August

My wife and I will be in Rome for 3 days and are looking for good restaurants for both lunch and dinner.

They don't have to be fancy, or haute cusine just good food and good service. All price ranges.

We will be staying at suore di santa elisabetta so some in that area for dinner would be appreciated but we're not oppossed to travelling.

As far as lunch we will be visiting the vatican, the colloseum and the borghese.

I was planning on getting pizza at the pizzarium after the vatican, and possibly going to Al Settimo Gelo, but i plan on stopping for gelatto many times.

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  1. Google "Rome Italy ristoranti aperti in agosto" and see what you come up with.

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    1. re: mnosyne

      there is a list like this on the Puntarella Rossa blog, also a page in the red Michelin Book listing 30 or so places. Of course "when" in August will matter since its not an either/or proposition - some places will be closed for part but not all of the month.

      1. re: jen kalb

        The worst case is when they say they'll be back on August X and don't come back til August X+2, and you've been standing out there every day salivating!

        1. re: jen kalb

          I'm concerned that even if a place is open, the regular staff is on vacation. Is my fear unfounded? I'd be especially reluctant to go to an expensive place in August without knowing who was in the kitchen.

      2. i'd recommend gelateria fatamorgana on via bettolo. it is closer to the vatican museums and pizzarium and superior IMO to al settimo gelo. of course you could only do both. or go for the hat trick with gelateria dei gracchi thrown in, too.

        1. Hi My wife and I will be in Rome Aug 10 to 13.... we're from So. California. Maybe we can join up for a dinner one of the nights....

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          1. re: Lorenzo1


            What a significant other and I will also be in Rome on those days. We are staying in Trestavere, but could perhaps meet up on the 10th or 11th for dinner. Let me know.


              1. re: katieparla

                Prego Katie! I will always be indebted to you and your blog for steering me in the direction of Casa Bleve! It's been 7 months since I was there for lunch on Christmas Eve 2009 and I still think about this place all the time. I will forever point people in your direction when they ask for restaurant recommendations in Italy, especially Roma!

                1. re: ttoommyy

                  Second that ttoommyy. I was in Rome in May and my friends are still raving to all about "my " wonderful restaurant suggestions, all via Katie. I don't even know when my next trip back will be yet I can't stop reading here and her blog all the time for info to save for the return trip.

                  1. re: Roseolson

                    I've been gleaning the most amazing sounding restaurants from her site for London, where I hope we will be going early in 2011. Katie is so on target with so many of her suggestions.

            1. Near the Borghese, there's a great tiny little pizza place. Pizzeria Serenella, address is 70 Via Salaria. Phone is 06.64781660. They are actually open for lunch. We were there about 2:00 pm. We tried about 8-10 different varieties and liked them all! Very friendly staff (of 2 people) who patiently waited while we debated our choices. Also a beautiful neighborhood walk from the Borghese.