Girarrosto Fiorentino or Al Vero Girarrosto Toscano
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?
Via Sicilia, 46, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT
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.
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.
Via Germanico 58,, Rome, Lazio 00192, IT