i

ItalyTravelista's Profile

Title Last Reply

Lunch near Palazzo Barberini

Within walking distance you'll easily find Filippo La Mantia (Sicilian), Nino ( Roman & Tuscan) and Palatium (Roman & Lazio Regional food). For lunch expect to spend around 35/40 Euro per person (wine not included).
Hope this helps.

Jan 09, 2011
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome recommendations with a snoozing or wandering toddler?

An excellent upscale seafood restaurant in the Campo dè Fiori area is Il Sanlorenzo on via dei Chiavari http://www.ilsanlorenzo.it Great crudo and fine selection of wines combined with attentive service. For seafood around Campo you also have Il Drappo, Quinzi e Gabrielli, La rosetta ($$$) and Riccioli caffè. For modern and expensive Italian fusion you can try Il Pagliaccio (not a fan) or the nice traditional trattoria Renato e Luisa on Via dei Barbieri 25.
Hope this helps.
Ciao
Nancy Aiello

Sep 27, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

How things are made: near Rome

Hi Steve,

Just a short drive from Rome in the Castelli Romani area I really enjoy the "azienda agricola Iacchilli" http://www.iacchelli.com/index.html it's huge offering a indoor/outdoor market with locally grown greens, wines, EVO Oii, freshly baked bread, pizza and cantuccini, and i could go on for ever, there's also a very nice big park with mews, fruit trees, chestnut trees, a nice restaurant, a little shop for tastings, and so on. It is family run and it's great for a day out to enjoy the Campagna Romana.
Hope this helps,
Nancy Aiello

Sep 27, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome - Cooking Class and Favorite non-touristy restaurants

Hi Pam,

You can also check this article http://traveltips.usatoday.com/englis... for more ideas and suggestions.

In Trastevere there are a few non-touristy restaurants like:
Roma Sparita, Da Fabrizio, Paris ($$), Ivo a Trastevere (roman dishes and pizza), Panattoni (pizza and fritters only), Trattoria degli Amici, and finally a nice & cheap place right in Piazza della Malva (can't recall the name).

Hope this helps:-)

Sep 25, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Europe

TORTA DE LA NONNA - Rome

You can try Antica Pasticceria Bernasconi right off of Via dei Giubbonari or Pasticceria 5 Lune just off Navona Square > Map here http://www.5lune.com/5lune.asp?cat1=d...
Hope this helps
Nancy Aiello

Sep 13, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Porchetta in Rome

You can also try Enoteca Provinciale by the Trajan's Markets. We were there today and beside the stunning location the winebar offers typical produce and traditional recipes from Rome and the province of Rome including IGP porchetta from Ariccia. We had crostini and trippa alla Romana...good and cheap.
http://www.provincia.roma.it/news/eno...
Enjoy your Roman holidays:-
)Nancy Aiello

Apr 20, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Porchetta in Rome

Hi,
Of course there's more than 1 place in Rome, actually you'll find porchetta from Ariccia in most deli shops and all outdoor markets but IMHO Er Buchetto is the closest thing in central Rome to a traditional old style Roman hosteria A.K.A. fraschetta in the Castelli Romani. The one in the pictures is Poldo's truck on via Ardeatina.
Cheers,
Nancy

Apr 16, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Porchetta in Rome

This article refers to Er Buchetto, the only place in Rome where you can still savor the real porchetta, a tiny hostaria located on via del viminale 2F. Since 1890 Er Buchetto serves the original porchetta from Ariccia by the weight or with ciriola bread (chewy roman panino), a limited choice of cheese and cold cuts, and white/red wines by the glass from Frascati. Love this place!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/trav...
Buon appetito
Nancy

Apr 15, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Good authentic food in Rome

There are still several trattorie di quartiere or neighborhood restaurants in Rome where to sample hearty roman food in a cozy environment.
Da Fabrizio (Trastevere), Dar Moschino (garbatella), Zampagna (Ostiense), Roberto e Loretta (piazza Tuscolo), Trattoria dell'Omo (termini),da Righetto al grappolo d'oro (ponte milvio), Dante (piazza mazzini), Trattoria Cadorna (piazza sallustio), Augustarello (testaccio), Cannavota (san giovanni), Senz'arte nè parte (testaccio), Valentino (via del boschetto). If you want to go a bit more like gastro-trattoria and try innovative roman dishes:
All'Oro (parioli), Settembrini (prati), Fernanda (porta portese),Casa mia (ponte milvio), Palatium (via frattina).
Evergreen but $$$: La Scala & Il Caminetto (parioli), Girarrosto fiorentino (veneto), Girarrosto toscano (vatican), da Cesare (piazza Cavour), Nino (via borgognona).
Enjoy your roman holidays:-)

Nancy Aiello

Feb 07, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Siena Recommendations Wanted

During our last visit in Nov.09 we really enjoyed La Taverna di San Giuseppe (twice) and Osteria Boccon del Prete. There's also a sort of deli/winebar/grocery store in Piazza del mercato where we had very good sandwiches and wine by the glass (lunch only I guess).
On the main streets there's a big grocery store called Consorzio Agrario Siena, the local coop, where you'll find an amazing selection of local delicacies including extra vergin olive oil, porcini mushrooms, black truffle oil, super tuscans, wide selection of cured meets including Falorni's and so on at very reasonable price.
Enjoy:-)

Nancy

Jan 25, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Late night eating in Rome

You're most welcome!
Aperitivowise:
In the trendy Trastevere neighborhood you could try Freni e frizioni and/or Friends and my new fave Nylon to enjoy art exhibitions & music while sipping signature cocktails. For a more traditional setting try Open Colonna set atop the newly refurbished art exhibition space Palazzo delle Esposizioni serving delicious finger food. For a very down to earth aperitivo or late night drink try Ivano (iMHO the best mojito around) near Santa Maria della Pace.
Hope this helps!
Ciao
Nancy Aiello

Jan 19, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Late night eating in Rome

Palatium wine bar and restaurant is a very good option a short stroll from the spanish steps.
Via Frattina 94, Palatium is open daily from 11 am to midnight, except on sundays.

Hope this helps.

Jan 11, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Casa Bleve in Rome

Hello Sid,
Casa Bleve is a very nice place centrally located offering an excellent wine selection and good food:
www.casableve.it

Via del Teatro Valle, 49
00186 Roma (Lazio), Italy
066 865970

Jan 09, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Food shopping in rome

Ciao Hande, I thought it changed its name from Mercato Trionfale to Nuovo Mercato Andrea Doria anyway whatever the name it is a very good place for shopping and a lot cheaper than Campo although not so cheerful:-)
Have a nice day
Nancy

Jan 04, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Food shopping in rome

Hello,

Beside the aformentioned places all very good I would suggest to visit Macelleria Feroci (just off the pantheon) & Antica Norcineria Viola (campo de fiori) for dry sausages and cured meats, Franchi & Castroni (one next to the other on via cola di rienzo) for cheese and olio nuovo (are you looking for any specific area or DOP?), while for a bit of everything you could try Alimentari Elite on Via Cavour 230/236 or the big indoor market called Mercato Doria a short walk from the Vatican Museums on Via Andrea Doria.
Hope this helps:-)
Nancy

Jan 03, 2010
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome- is Ostaria del Pesce still worth it?

Hi Mengler,
Just off Campo dè Fiori there's a very good upmarket seafood restaurant called Il Sanlorenzo, very good service, nice wine list including italian bubbles and excellent fresh seafood.
Hope this helps
Ciao
Nancy

Nov 02, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome: Lo Sgobbone, Cantina di Ninco Nanco and Pommidoro?? All new additions to the '09 Osterie Guide

Hi Kirk,

Here my 2 cent advise. Pommidoro has been around for over 50 years, located in the lively San Lorenzo quarter, IMHO this place rested on his laurels for the last 15 years, food is unremarkable but overpriced and service is ok at the best. NInco Nanco serves very good food and has got the best Basilicata region wine list (Aglianico is KIng) but although just off the Pantheon the restaurant is located in a basement! Lo Sgobbone is a very good Trattoria located in the middle class Flaminio area serving excellent food at very reasonable prices.
The places I enjoyed the most recently were Settembrini (excellent wine list) and Fernanda (cheap & cheerful) for modern Italian cuisine, and La Campana for traditional roman fares just off Piazza Augusto Imperatore.
Hope this helps
Ciao from Rome

Nancy Aiello

Oct 27, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome airport restaurant

Hi,
There are a couple of options in Fiumicino for good seafood. Try Bastianelli al Molo $$$ or Pascucci $$, while in Fregene the only option is Il SanGiorgio that is actually located in Maccarese. Based on my latest experiences il Mastino has gone downhill and still charges top $$$ unless you're a politician or a TV star.
Hope this helps
Nancy

Oct 27, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Local retaurants in Quartiere Flaminio, Rome?

Hi Frank,

Quartiere Flaminio is a busy residential area surrounded by the Ponte Milvio and Prati quarters with a few places where to sample good food. Your best bets in this area are Trattoria Lo Sgobbone, Hosteria del Vignola and Pizzeria Il Buchetto, but as I said just look a bit further, cross the Tiber River and you'll end up with a wider offer.
Ciao
Nancy

Oct 27, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

october in rome: the porcini files (long)

Great report!
Next time you're in Rome and look for more porcini try Da Cesare in Via Crescenzio, just off Piazza Cavour, and ask for a Porcini Crostino...Outstanding!
Cheers

Oct 25, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome - Need Suggestions for 4 Dinners

Trattoria Monti is very good and I personally love the two professional brothers running the show. It should be on every chow list!

Sep 28, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Rome - Need Suggestions for 4 Dinners

If you are willing to tour a little bit for tasty roman dinners I would suggest to check for the several new restaurants that have opened up lately:
COLONNA on Via Nazionale, SETTEMBRINI on Via Settembrini, SICILIANDO by Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and my fav. FERNANDA just off Porta Portese.
Buon Appetito!

Sep 27, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Best Local Venice Restaurant

My fav. upscale restaurant in Venice is Do Forni (two ovens). http://www.doforni.it/ among the all well-prepared dishes I enjoy the "Scampi e Capesante su letto di rucola con salsa all'olio limone, sale e pepe" and the sgroppino drink:-)

Sep 24, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Restaurants near Hotel Cavalieri

Dear Foodpulse, thanks so much for your kind words:-) I'm sure you'll enjoy Rome and the food and the wine! Don't miss any wine from Bolgheri, when available. What do you have in mind for the 1/2 day tour of the Vatican? Cheers!

Sep 24, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Restaurants near Hotel Cavalieri

Hi,

The Cavalieri Hilton sits on top of the Monte Mario Hill and its a fab. hotel overlooking Rome on one side and one of most beautiful streets in Rome, Via Cadlolo, on the other. This area AKA as Balduina it's a residential area with no many trattorie or restaurants around. If you take a taxi in less than 10 minutes you would be in Prati and there you'll find lots of places to choose from. At least 4 are worth a mention:
TRATTORIA MICCI by the Andrea Doria Market is a good choice for good Roman food and wine at reasonable prices, TRATTORIA DELL'ANGELO a loud & rustic trattoria with fixed price menu, the upscale DAL TOSCANO close to the Vatican Museums, and the old style but charming DA CESARE close to Castel Sant'Angelo that prepares also great pizza. Reservation is mandatory for all of them. BTW do not miss the great cocktails served in the hotel classy bar:-)

Sep 24, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Pork lover looking for Dining Advice for Short Time in Rome!

Congratulations!
Near the Vatican there are a couple of resturants, a bit pricey, that we really enjoy:
RISTORANTE CESARE, Via Crescenzio 13, beside beef & seafood serves wonderful pizza, and Ristorante dal Toscano - Via Germanico, 58/60, excellent chianina beef & great tuscan wines!
Enjoy your Roman holidays!

Sep 16, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Chinese Restaurants in Rome and Florence?

Ni Hao,

There are several chinese restaurants by Piazza Vittorio (rome's china town) and around that area you'll find several shops selling paomian. I do like Hang Zhou restaurant by Via Merulana on Via di San Martino ai Monti, 33.
I Lu Ping An
Nancy Aiello

Sep 16, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Birthday dinner in Rome

Happy Birthday!
We recently enjoyed Il Sanlorenzo, close to Campo dè Fiori, very classy, and Siciliando, next to Piazza Augusto Imperatore, nice terrace and excellent seafood sicilian style, try the combo appetizer!
Hope this helps
Nancy Aiello

Sep 16, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Great little pizzaria in Rome

Great you enjoyed your pizza in Rome,

Just for reference my favs pizza places in Rome Trastevere are ROMA SPARITA, IVO, DAR POETA, PANATTONI (here don't miss the delicious supplì).
Near Piazza Navona I like MONTECARLO, and close to Piazza del Popolo I really like the constantly crowded IL BUCHETTO (via flaminia 119). Il Buchetto also serves delicious bruschetta!
Hope this helps:-)
Nancy Aiello

Sep 15, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy

Positano/Amalfi Coast -- Where do I eat? Where do I stay? Please point me to greatness!

Buongiorno Erica,
What I posted is about restaurants in and around the Amalfi coast which I was about to update with new entries but I didn't have the time.
-La Terrazza del Cardinale Amalfi, amazing view, good seafood & Local wines.
-Donna Rosa, Positano, very good seafood.
-La Brace, Praiano, Excellent Spaghetti with anchovies and Tuna Caponata.
-Trattoria da Lorenzo, Scala, all kinds of very fresh seafood.

Hope you'll enjoy these restaurants.
Ciao
Nancy Aiello

Sep 14, 2009
ItalyTravelista in Italy