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Dec 2, 2011 03:17 PM

Looking for good eats in Rome!

My husband and I are traveling to Rome this month. We are looking for tasty restaurants at a reasonable price. We are staying at the Hotel Centrale located at Via Laurina 34 | Centro Storico, 00187 very near the Spanish Steps. We will not have a car so anything within walking distance would be great, we are however, willing to take other forms of transportation. Looking for cheap to moderately priced restaurants from a Sunday to Wednesday. Any helpful advise would be appreciated!

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  1. Check out L'asino D'oro. I had a wonderful meal here. We were there for dinner on our very first night in Italy and it was one of our best meals of our trip. They apparently have a three course lunch for 12 euro, which is definitely worth checking out. The eggplant flan was amazing as is the cinghiale (wild boar) with chocolate and vinegar. It looks like dessert but it is a divine combination of sweet and tangy.
    I found out about it on this board and will be eternally grateful to those who led me here.

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

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    1. re: startsev

      Yes l'Asino d'Oro is a great suggestion and I can confirm they have a 12€ fixed menu lunch named "il pranzetto". The restaurant is closed on Mondays and pranzetto is available only Tuesday-Friday.
      It could be an option also for a la carte dinner with a 30-40€ budget.
      Most of the historical center restaurants are within walking distance from your stay (check Armando al Pantheon, Vino e Camino, Palatium, a lot discussed in this board) or you could take the A subway to go in less central areas where quality/price ratio is better. For example Giuda Ballerino Osteria (not the restaurant that is very expensive) is an option for creative dining.
      Finally, to contain budget enjoying good food I'd suggest to have street food and pizza by the slice for some of your lunches.

      Hope it helps. Enjoy your stay in Rome!


      Via Frattina 94, Roma , IT

      Giuda Ballerino
      Largo Appio Claudio,346, Rome, Lazio 00174, IT

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

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