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Girarrosto Fiorentino or Al Vero Girarrosto Toscano

George80 Jul 15, 2011 06:47 PM

In Rome in the Via Veneto area there are two famous Tuscan restaurants, Girarrosto Fiorentino and Al Vero Girarrosto Toscano.

Which one would you recommend, which one is considered better?

Girarrosto Fiorentino
Via Sicilia, 46, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT

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    wristband Jul 15, 2011 07:02 PM

    Both are well past their prime. I ate at GFiorentino two years ago b/c it was open at an early hour for lunch. Tired and musty and I would not recommend it. GT has been ensconced off the top of Via Veneto for many, many years, downstairs in a basement. GT is never ever noted in US tourist guides - which are aimed at appeasing those in Rome for short term stays at the Westin/Marriot on the VV. That absence is, in itself, is a critcism and dismissal.

    Far better options elsewhere for you.

    1. minchilli Jul 16, 2011 11:59 PM

      Neither. Girarrosto Toscano was the famous one, but not since the 'seventies. What kind of place are you looking for? Something in the area? Or something Tuscan?

      6 Replies
      1. re: minchilli
        George80 Jul 17, 2011 06:06 AM

        Something Tuscan.

        1. re: George80
          wristband Jul 18, 2011 03:39 AM

          Papa Bacchus is around the corner from the Westin, with a laser like focus on Tuscan beef.

          1. re: George80
            tavoleromane Jul 18, 2011 04:15 PM

            I prefer a third one with a similar name: "Dal Toscano" in via Germanico, close to Ottaviano metro station and St Peter.
            Pici, entrecote (huge!) and Tuscan beans are my favourites!
            I've also seen many Tuscan celebrities (including the Great Fellini) eating there, if this information can be relevant. Note that service can be rude and it's not easy to find a seat, especially outside.

            Dal Toscano
            Via Germanico 58,, Rome, Lazio 00192, IT

            1. re: tavoleromane
              George80 Aug 3, 2011 01:08 PM

              IL CIAK in Trastevere is open during August.

              Anyone who has been there, any comments, opinions?

              1. re: George80
                jen kalb Aug 3, 2011 01:37 PM

                See this report (google translate is helpful) that indicates Il Ciak has changed managment and gone downhill

                hopefully the Rome regulars can add comment

                1. re: jen kalb
                  George80 Aug 3, 2011 03:48 PM

                  Thanks for the reply.

                  Are there any really good restaurants offering good Tuscan cuisine in Rome?
                  Where can i get the best bistecca alla fiorentina in Rome?

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