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I have gone a little crazy researching food for this trip....end of September, first of October.

Three weeks in Italy, 4+ days in Rome (not necessarily consecutive)

Most of the time I will be with my sister and brother-in-law, who will be making their first trip to Rome (with my future niece or nephew in utero)

Want good food, distinctly Roman, with little to no attitude. I love red wine, but am not picky. My sister can't have it (much). BIL from NOLA, so accustomed to rich food. Prefer inexpensive to moderate budget-wise. Particularly interested in fried goodies, Roman pasta classics, and tasty pizza (al taglio or otherwise). And veggies in season. And lots of gelato (per sister). Coffee and pastries.

We are staying in an apartment (not much of a kitchen) around the corner from the Pantheon, so I'll first ask about restaurants nearby. I think we've got gelato, snacks, and coffee figured out in this area, but appreciate any STRONG votes for something we may not have thought of.

For meals, what do you think of:

Vino e Camino
La Campana
Armando al Pantheon
Trattoria Lilli
Capranica Enoteca e Taverna
Da Baffetto
Da Ugo
Gino
Tonino

We're probably looking at three from this list; two dinners, one lunch. I will be posting later for ideas in other areas where we'll be sightseeing during the day.

Mille grazie!

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

Capranica Enoteca e Taverna
Via in Aquiro 104, Piazza Capranica, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

Vino e Camino
piazza dell’Oro 6, Rome, Lazio , IT

Trattoria Lilli
Via di Tor di Nona,23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

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  1. Based on your list (which is pretty good) I would say go to Vino e Camino and La Campana for dinners, and Tonino for lunch (and you mean Tonino on Via Governo Vecchio, right?)
    But if you're willing to head a bit out of your neighborhood I would substitute L'Asino d'Oro for either a lunch or dinner.

    www.elizabethminchilli.com

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

    L'Asino d'Oro
    Via del Boschetto 73, Rome, Lazio 00184, IT

    Vino e Camino
    piazza dell’Oro 6, Rome, Lazio , IT

    1. I'd second "Tonino" for a nice lunch spot, and vigorously agree with your selection of Pizzeria da Baffetto. We recently returned and great experiences at both, perhaps more so at Baffeto's as I also own a pizzeria in the States. We were seated in the interior dining area, think of a small room wedged between two sections of the kitchen! For me, it was a delight. We were there specifically for pizza so I can not answer on any other dishes, but the 3 pizzas we selected were perfect. The house named "da Baffetto" I ordered is still on my mind and I've spent many attempts at recreating it at home.

      I would also offer ANTICA TAVERNA at Via Monte Giordano 12 as a fine, very casual, extremely welcoming, family friendly trattoria option. I believe it's accurate to claim the evening we dined we were the only non-Italian speaking pair to be found, yet we felt as warmly part of the crowd as the next table! Decent wine selection, priced moderately, and the food we sampled was well worth the little extra walking trying to find this little spot hiding down yet another little street.

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      da Baffetto
      via del Governo Vecchio, 114, Rome, Lazio , IT