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Rome-October, please advise

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Texasproud Sep 8, 2013 12:33 PM

I think I have our meals planned. I've tried to look at recent reviews to make decisions. How does this look:

Arrive Sunday
Lunch La Campana
dinner Cesare al Casaletto

Monday
Dinner
Da Remo

Tuesday
Lunch
Sorpasso
Dinner
Roscioli

Wednesday
Lunch
Puzzarium
Dinner
Armando al Pantheon

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  1. ttoommyy RE: Texasproud Sep 8, 2013 04:01 PM

    Looks good to me. In fact, looks pretty similar to what we have planned for October as well. Of this list, we've only be to La Campana before and we enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to Roscioli and Cesare al Casaletto.

    1. jen kalb RE: Texasproud Sep 8, 2013 04:13 PM

      To me looks like too much and too late on day 1.id swap out pizza for that night and do Cesar
      when not jetlagged

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        Texasproud RE: jen kalb Sep 8, 2013 04:39 PM

        I wondered if I should.

        Which dinner would you eliminate if I had something else for dinner?

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          mbfant RE: Texasproud Sep 8, 2013 10:28 PM

          I would not make any plans for Sunday evening. Have a full-dress lunch at La Campana and go to bed early on Sunday night. You might take a walk and find a nice gelato. Or just take the walk.

          You of course meant Pizzarium, not Puzzarium -- a crucial slip from one key to the one next door. Speakers of Italian are ROFL.

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            minchilli RE: mbfant Sep 9, 2013 01:53 AM

            I"m with Maureen. Just have a big lunch on Sunday, and forget a real dinner. If you are up for something, then a glass of wine and some nibbles should do you. Cesare would definitely be overkill
            Either Cesare or La Campana would be good for Sunday lunch. Although Cesare can be painfully slow on Sundays for some reason.

            www.ElizabethMinchilliInRome.com

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              Texasproud RE: minchilli Sep 9, 2013 04:18 AM

              Thanks everyone for the advice. Looking at my dinner choices over those days which restaurant should I eliminate? Roscioli -due to service? Armando al Pantheon?

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                sidcundiff RE: Texasproud Apr 29, 2014 05:01 AM

                Yes, eliinate Rosciioli because of its service. Definitely try Armando and Campana -- both of which are my favorite examples of quality Roman Trattoria. You might look at my list for Roman restaurants posted as "Sid's Short List Rome".

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                mbfant RE: minchilli Sep 9, 2013 05:18 AM

                I can't imagine schlepping out to Cesare on a Sunday, especially the first meal of a short trip to Rome, when Campana is in the middle of one of the most interesting neighborhoods on earth, perfect for wandering around before and after lunch.

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                barberinibee RE: mbfant Sep 9, 2013 04:12 AM

                not really, mbfant. Most of us Italian speakers get it that while spelling corrections are helpful, mocking people is not, especially if you don't even let the innocent mis-typer in on the joke. Plus, I guess sophomoric humor no longer leaves me ROFL.

                But I'm with the crowd in agreeing that you shouldn't commit yourself to a restaurant dinner your day of arrival, or any particular eating plan. See how you feel and what the weather is.

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                  mbfant RE: barberinibee Sep 9, 2013 05:20 AM

                  Yes, I neglected to mention, puzzare means to stink, infelicitous for an eatery.

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                    Texasproud RE: mbfant Sep 9, 2013 06:00 AM

                    Lol. Oops. I hope that's not a sign. :/

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            Texasproud RE: Texasproud Sep 13, 2013 05:46 AM

            Okay so which should I eliminate Armando al Pantheon or Cesare al Casaletto? Or Roscioli?

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              Traveling_teacher RE: Texasproud Apr 28, 2014 10:50 PM

              So which did you end up with? My Rome trip in June is very similar to you. I can't decide between Armando al Pantheon or Cesare al Casaletto and have time for 1 at lunch.

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                sidcundiff RE: Texasproud Apr 29, 2014 05:05 AM

                eliminate Roscioli. Do not eliminate Armando. When you go to Armando, the waiter with the beard is a bit formidable, yet he knows his stuff. Take seriously the waiter's suggestions. I had one of the finest Roman artichokes there, and Spaghetti Carbonara as it should be.

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