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Jan 29, 2011 11:14 AM

Rome: last minute rec request - good, but on the inexpensive side

Forget sunny, warm beaches. Have inexpensive tickets to Rome during the first full week of February. But, because this is such short notice, I will not be able to afford better, more expensive places. I am very much a 'slow food' type. I have a little over a week - eight days. My good friends, can you build the ideal food trip rec. for me? I do have a Sunday, so I am looking for a fun Sunday lunch. Also, My location is near Trevi Fountain, but willing to walk (I mean stroll). Any other advice is wonderful - such as your favorite place for pizza bianca. Regards, friends!

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  1. I do recommend looking around the forum and reading all newer rome related threads to build up your own food tour. But to answer your concrete questions: Sunday lunch is a lot of fun at La Campana and Pizza Bianca is to be had at Roscioli or Forno Campo dei Fiori or at Pizzarium when he opens up again.

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    1. re: vinoroma

      Not far from your location is Palatium (only a few blocks from Trevi fountain), which specializes in foods and wines of Lazio (Rome is part of Lazio). They are closed on Sundays, I believe, but open Monday to Saturday. Reasonable prices for wines and dinners/lunches. If you go there for lunch or dinner, might be best to go to the upstairs location so it becomes obvious you want to eat, as the main floor is a wine bar primarily (but they do serve food.) Excellent food.

      1. re: vinoroma

        Second vinoroma's suggestion of La Campana for an excellent Roman Sunday lunch

        What's the story on the status of Pizzarium? If you are in the areas, both Armando al Pantheon and Trattoria Monti are good for lunch tho they both have a few detractors here, Sora Margherita is a cheap and cheery lunch choice in the Ghetto that we liked but others loathe.

        Armando Al Pantheon
        Salita de' Crescenzi, 31, Roma 00186, IT

        La Campana
        Vicolo della Campana, 18, Roma, IT 00186, IT

        Sora Margherita
        Piazza della Cinque Scole, 30, Rome, Lazio 00100, IT

        Via della Meloria, 43, Rome, Lazio 00136, IT

        Armando al Pantheon
        Rome, Rome, Lazio , IT

        1. re: jen kalb

          pizzarium was undergoing renovations but is to be re-opened on tuesday (the 8th) according to Bonci on facebook.

      2. Not sure if this is too late for you? Here are some suggestions:
        Taverna dei Fori Imperiali (Monti)
        Urbana 47 (Monti)
        Sora Margarita (Ghetto)
        Sunday lunch: Perilli or Flavio Velavevodetto (both Testaccio)
        Enoteca Corsi (near Largo Argentina)
        Renato e Luisa (near Largo Argentina)
        Al Moro (very near you, old fashioned, fantastic)
        Nino (Spanish Steps, old fashioned, Tuscanish)
        Let me know if this helps!

        Via del Leone, 4, Roma , IT

        Via Marmorata 39, Rome , IT

        Renato e Luisa
        Via dei Barbieri, 25, Rome, Lazio , IT

        Urbana 47
        Via Urbana, 47, Rome, Lazio 00184, IT