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Oct 8, 2011 01:17 AM

Honeymoon in Rome Next Week - Food Itinerary

Hi there -

Two NYC hounds headed to Rome on the next leg of our honeymoon! Based on what I've read, I think the dinner choices we have made are pretty reliable, but please take a look and confirm or suggest alternatives. I'm alo listing the contenders.

Planning to make 9 pm reservations for all later today. After Rome we had to Positano - so more concerned with food quality than "romantic" atmosphere in Roma.

Mon - Roscioli
Tue - Piperno
Wed - Dar Poeta
Thu - La Campana

Other Contenders:
Colline Emilane
Santa Lucia
Checchino Dal 1887
Da Buffetto Pizza
Da Giggetto
Al Pantheon del Sole
Antico Arco


Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio, 7, Roma 00151, IT

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

Via del Portico d'Ottavia 21A/22, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

Monte de' Cenci, 9, Rome, Lazio , IT

Via dei Giubbonari 21/23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

Dar Poeta
Vicolo Bologna 45-46,, Rome, Lazio 00153, IT

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  1. Roscioli is definitely a must (get the burrata, carbonara, anything with butter and anchoives, and skip the 2nd courses which are often disappointing). Piperno's forte is fried things and a beautiful outdoor patio setting (but prob too cold now to take advantage of), but im not overly impressed by the other food there, so I would pass on that place and try Checchino, another Roman institution, instead. Dar Poeta is way past its prime. If you want pizza, check out Tonda, Sforno, or La Gatta Mangiona for neapolitan style; Da Remo is among the best for thin Roman pizza. On thursday, I recommend L'Arcangelo, which has very dreamy gnocchi on Thursdays. On the other contenders list, Antico Arco and Checchino are very good. The others aren't really worth a trip if you are only in town for 4 days.

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    1. re: katieparla

      Great tip on Thursday gnocchi, will definitely check that out! Also thanks much on the pizza report, we will try one of the others you have recommended. Just arrived, time to go eat!

    2. Checchino, Piperno, Antico Arco, Felice are all places we like to go and take visitors. Also Colline Emiliane, but it's not Roman and it's sort of uncomfortable, but when we get the urge, we still think it's dandy. I would skip pizza altogether and have it in Naples. We recently had superb fish and spaghetti alle vongole at Piperno, not just fritti. I had a recent good report of Santa Lucia from some American visitors but don't know anything about it exc it might be Neapolitan, so to avoid since you're going to the Bay of Naples.

      Antico Arco
      Piazzale Aurelio, 7, Roma 00151, IT

      Monte de' Cenci, 9, Rome, Lazio , IT

      Colline Emiliane
      Via degli Avignonesi, 22, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT

      1. If you want good food and great romantic views, try Imago at Hotel Hassler. Try to also get a window table to enjoy the panoramic views of Rome. The place can be a bit stuffy at night when the well-heeled and Russian oligarchs and their families eat there but the lunch menu is excellent and the views are arguably better in the day anyway.

        Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 6, Rome, Lazio 00187, IT