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I was given a list of restaurants to try in Rome by a "restaurant person" who used to live there. A number of the places overlap with the list I've already accumulated from reading these boards (Perilli, Trattoria Monti, Checcino) and a few were places I hadn't seen come up here and I'd love to hear some thoughts...

-Al Moro

-Checco er Carettiere

-Ar Galetto

-Da Nernoe

-Gusto

-Felice

-Trattoria da Gino

-Domenica del 1968

-Da Baffetto (pizza)

Thanks so very much!

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Trattoria Monti
Via di San Vito,13a, Roma , IT

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  1. They've almost all been discussed here recently, and except for some misspellings, I'm not sure why they didn't come up with links that refer you to discussions: Al Moro, Checco er Carrettiere, Nerone, 'Gusto, Felice, Gino, Baffetto. Galletto is also known as Giovanni; I can't find a link, but it's been discussed, as has Domenico dal 1968.

    Edited to add: Well, at least Al Moro came up.

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    Al Moro
    Vicolo delle Bollette, 13, Rome, Lazio , IT

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    1. re: zerlina

      I appreciate all the links. However, when I click on them it doesn't seem that many have any discussions. Am I missing something?

    2. Here are the rest:

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      Da Gino aka Dal Cavaliere Gino
      Vicolo Rosini 4, Roma 00186, IT

      hostaria nerone
      Via Terme di Tito, 96, Roma , IT

      Felice
      Via Mastro Giorgio, 29,, Roma 00153, IT

      Checco er Carrettiere
      Via Benedetta 10/13, Rome , IT

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

      'Gusto
      Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 7, Rome, Lazio , IT

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      1. re: zerlina

        One more. If you click on each of the Restaurant links to the right they should carry you (go to the bottom of each Restaurant page) to links to past mentions on this Board.

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        Ar Galletto
        Piazza Farnese, 102, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

      2. -Al Moro
        discussed just the other day. Wonderful if you're beautiful or famous.

        -Checco er Carettiere
        went just a few weeks ago after a long gap and thought it was wonderful. very stick-to-the-ribs authentic

        -Ar Galetto
        Galletto. If I remember correctly, having been there years ago, it's fine if you're in the area, not worth a detour. classic.

        -Da Nernoe
        Nerone. Love it, but it's my local.

        -Gusto
        Hate all of it that I have been to. Have not been to the pizzeria. But it's always open, which is worth something.

        -Felice
        Had a super lunch just a few weeks ago.

        -Trattoria da Gino
        Thought it was awful the one time I went, years ago. It has big fans.

        -Domenica del 1968
        Domenico. We tried this on the recommendation of restaurant people from NY (the same ones?). Thought it was OK but not worth the trip to an otherwise uninteresting neighborhood. Would not abandon Nerone for it.

        -Da Baffetto (pizza)
        It has big fans but Rome residents usually regard it as touristy. I haven't been for eons because back when people used to drag me there I thought it was too uncomfortable and the people nasty and the lines long. Maybe that has changed.

        1. Hi - as an ex resident of Rome for over 25 years, I would say your list is quite representative of the better typical Roman restaurants in the city. I would absolutely add Taverna Trilussa in the Trastevere neighborhood, especially on a warm summer day, or La Tana de Noantri in the same area right off of Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. For the best pizza in Rome, try Da Ivo. For more info you can check out my blog, www.dinewithjb.com.

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          La Tana
          Via Mascagni, 2-4-6, Martina Franca, Puglia 74015, IT

          1. These are all pretty classic, old style restaurants.

            Al Moro - has wonderful food, but unfortunately I've been hearing from quite a few people recently that they have had horrible experiences there. Regulars and/or Italians treated well, but obvious tourists get completely different treatment.

            Checco er Carettiere - Huge, comfortable restaurant in Trastevere. Not known for its excellent food, but people love it. Their house specialty is a potato tomato sformato - a type of veggie souffle, that only they make.

            Nerone - Simple place near the Colosseum. Good, standard, Roman trattoria type food. Outside tables have view of Colosseum, which is nice.

            Ar Galetto: I haven't been here in years, but used to go all the time. It's better known for it's outstanding location - in Piazza Farnese - than quality of food. Their specialty is grilled chicken.

            'Gusto - Was exciting when it opened about 10 years ago. A huge, European type of space, with various restaurants: osteria, pizzeria, enoteca, ristorante, bookstore, bar. Nicely designed, comfortable, but food is pretty ordinary these days.

            Felice - used to be the go-to place in Testaccio. These days I much prefer Flavio Velavevodetto or Perilli (which has best carbonara in town)

            Da Baffetto - Pizzeria mostly frequented by tourists. Fairly cheap, not horrible, but surpassed by pizzerias like Gatta Mangiona, Sforno and many others.

            www.elizabethminchilli.com

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            Perilli
            Via Marmorata 39, Rome , IT

            Ar Galletto
            Piazza Farnese, 102, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

            'Gusto
            Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 7, Rome, Lazio , IT

            Sforno
            Via Statilio Ottato, 110, Rome, Lazio , IT

            Al Moro
            Vicolo delle Bollette, 13, Rome, Lazio , IT