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Roma-Firenze-Venezio-- seeking fine dining & fun stuff-- passionate about food!

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lakesidegirl Apr 7, 2014 03:00 PM

We are traveling for 3 weeks, beginning with 3 nights in Rome, a rented house outside of Cortona for a week, 2 nights in Monterroso del Mare, 3 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Venice and a night in Verona. Welcoming all suggestions for special occasion places in each city as well as just delicious local cuisine, especially seafood! I enjoyed Agata e Romeo 12 years ago-- is it still special and delicious?

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    DavidT RE: lakesidegirl Apr 7, 2014 03:17 PM

    The questions you are asking get asked (and answered) here regularly. Here is a recent thread that should be helpful:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970029

    Be sure to take 10-15 minutes to scroll down thru the many threads that discuss the cities you are planning to visit. You can also use the search feature in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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      lakesidegirl RE: DavidT Apr 7, 2014 03:37 PM

      Thanks very much!!

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        DavidT RE: lakesidegirl Apr 7, 2014 03:38 PM

        Here is a good recent thread on Rome:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966516

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        lakesidegirl RE: DavidT Apr 7, 2014 03:45 PM

        I read the recent thread prior to my posting and did get some ideas and helpful suggestions, but nothing intriguing to my mind. Perhaps I need to supply more information to receive a more specific response. I was not crazy about Piperno on my trip 10 years ago but loved Agata e Romeo. We are passionate about food but not particularly interested in trendy cooking or molecular gastronomy. Has anyone been to and enjoyed Ad Hoc in Rome? I've read about so many celebrated restaurants in Florence but remember Trattoria 4 Leone... and would like to enjoy one upscale special dinner there. Any suggestions about dining in Cinque Terre? Thanks to everyone who offers their experience and suggestions!

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