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Venice-Florence-Rome: Top 5 casual eats

foodlandian Oct 3, 2011 09:31 PM

My husband and I are going to Italy for the first time this Friday and will be staying in Venice 2 days, Florence 3 days and Rome 4 days. We're excited and want your Top 5 casual eats at each of the 3 places.

I know there's a lot of existing posts on the 3 cities but it's hard to pinpoint the top of the top from the vast number of posts....we don't want to spend a lot of money so what are your recommendations for lunch or dinner?

Thanks so much for your help!

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    ziamirtillo Oct 4, 2011 01:48 PM

    Just got back from Italy yesterday, and spent some time in Florence and Rome. For casual, I really liked Tonino in Rome and Antica Mescita San Niccolo in Florence. Enjoy! Not exactly casual, but also not at all stuffy - the cacio e pepe (w/ tonnarelli here) at Vine e Camino made me very happy.

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      DavidT Oct 4, 2011 07:37 AM

      Re:casual dining in Florence:


      Re: casual dining in Rome:


      Re: casual dining in Venice:


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        foodlandian Oct 4, 2011 09:44 AM

        Thank you David!
        Do you have recommendations as well?

        1. re: foodlandian
          DavidT Oct 4, 2011 10:08 AM

          The boiled beef sandwich at the Nerbone food stall in Florence's Mercato Centrale is not to be missed.


          Via dell'Ariento, 87r, Florence, Tuscany 50100, IT

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