We are taking our two boys (8 & 13) to Rome next week, followed by a week in Sorrento and then to Bari, in Puglia region. We are frequent travelers, but haven't visited Italy for some time. We are looking for restaurant recommendations for DELICIOUS, rustic food, preferably in a small setting, with no restrictions on price. The boys have pretty sophisticated palates and are able to dine late.
In Rome, a suggestion for lunch near the Coliseum and also one near Via Veneto would be great. Anyone familiar with Il Matriciana near Vatican? For dinners, near Spanish Steps/ Via Veneto, but cuisine must be regional Italian, nothing nouveau.
Finally, any specific restaurant suggestions for dining outside on any of the beautiful Roman piazzas?
A suggestion or two for Sorrento would be very much appreciated as well!!