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May 26, 2012 06:33 PM

Help, No Time, Venice, Florence, Rome, Amalfi and Honeymoon

My wife and I will be in Venice for 3 nights, Florence 1 night, Amalfi 5 nights, Rome 4 nights.

I don't have time to search the boards as I'll be leaving in a couple days.

Can I get some input on some of the best restaurants to go far as food in all cities? Lunch and dinner choices.

It's our first time!


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    1. The best restaurants are the one's you choose. Everbody is different. Some people may like one place and others may not.Walk around,get off the beaten path. learn some basic language. I carried the glossary of food from Fred Plotkins book of wich I removed . This helped me read the menus . I had no interest in finding american menus. Who cares, it's your honeymoon in Italy. It's all good.

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        1. If you search each place - or even look at the threads in related discussion right next to this column - you will probably get enough ideas to get you through. For Amalfi, Id walk over to Atrani and visit La Paranza (seafood) - we liked it a lot. There is also a fine bakery in the amalfi town square, near the cathedral.. Personally the places we liked most on our most recent visits were Da Mario and Il Fagioli in florence, Trattoria Monti, Armando Al Pantheon in Rome, and Anice Stellato and Alla Zucca in Venice. Like I said, read the threads and hope you will post back about your experiences.congratulations and have a lovely trip.

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          1. re: jen kalb

            ps you can also look for the websites of site contributors Katie Parla, Elizabeth Minchilli and Maureen Fant - who have recommendations on their respective websites and also in the case of the first two apps which can be downloaded. If you look up Micaela Scibilia, she has an i-phone app for Venice, if you are an I-phone user

          2. Hard to say what is the 'best' since it's all personal, but here are my recent favorites:
            Rome: Cesare al Casaletto (out of the way, but excellent); Flavio Velavevodetto (old fashioned Roman); La Gensola (fish) Pierluigi (gorgeous setting, fish); Taverna dei Fori Imperiali.
            Florence: Osteria Personale (modern creative); Cipolla Rossa; ; Santo Bevitore;
            Venice: Testiere, Zucca, and for a real treat take the boat out to Mazzorbo and eat at Venissa.
            Hope this helps a bit, I know it can be overwhelming!