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Aug 23, 2012 08:12 AM

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Hello all and thank you again for your priceless recommendations for our trip next week.

In Rome we have reserved for 3 of our 4 nights.
First night at Armando al Pantheon, then Roscioli and then Flavio al Velavevodetto. For lunch we are will be heading to Pizzarium and Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, with a possibility for porchetta in Trastevere, and the search for the perfect suppli.

We have 1 night that we have not reserved yet, and i feel like we will be missing dinning under the stars and golden hue of Rome which is something that i have really enjoyed in the past.
Could you recommend us some places that have amazing outdoor seating as well as terrific food? I would love to hear your suggestions on al fresco dinning. Our budget is around 250 euros for 4.

One of my options right now is Cul de Sac, on piazza pasquino. Would prefer somenthing grander and romantic.
Hopefully you can help! Thanks in advance.

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  1. Ristorante Piperno is located in a tiny piazza. Gorgeous!

    1. Alla Regola has tables outside in a charming piazza between Largo Argentina and the Tiber. The cuisine is Ligurian. I wouldn't choose Cul de Sac for atmosphere. Vecchia Roma, Piazza Campitelli, has a lot of atmosphere. Not everybody likes it, but I have many friends who come often and always go there. Grano is good too.

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      1. re: mbfant

        Thanks these are gret suggestions.
        As far as Vecchia Roma, i have passed it many times and know it above all for this great article years ago in Conde Nast traveller about rome, ghost spots and the past that comes to hunts us . I have not heard anything on these boards about their food? Although like you said the piazza is beautiful and Santa Maria in Campitelli is great.

        I wonder, mbfant, if you could elaborate a bit more. Does it not come out on the CH boards because it is considered "old fashioned" these days?

        I will write all of your suggestions and in our first nights there pass by them to see the atmosphere and compare. Thanks.

        1. re: javi777

          can't elaborate. I never go there. I don't think the food is that great, but, as I said, I have friends who always go there. Don't know what they all eat. The setting is gorgeous and the food is good enough. I love the food at Piperno and, if it were my dinner, would probably go there. However, it might be closed next week. I recall Vecchia Roma being open when others were closed. Grano too should be open.

      2. I second the Piperno suggestion.

        1. Nice thread!! keep them coming.

          1. Santa Lucia -Largo Febo, 12 ( Navona Square)
            Right round the corner from Piazza Navona, but miles away in ambiance.
            Outdoor seating on an elevated terrace, under the stars. Very romantic.
            Excellent service and the food was superb!