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aperitivi in Rome-quick help please :)

We are currently in Rome, and staying on Via del Babuino near the Spanish Steps. Any ideas for aperitivi nearby?

Jun 04, 2010
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In Paris...quick help needed

We are in the 2nd district at the moment, and looking for a good restaurant for our last night. Nothing too expensive, just a good neighborhood bistro would be great!

Thanks for your quick help!

May 31, 2010
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Checchino dal 1887 or Il Convivio

Thanks for the info. Ristorante Cacciani looks wonderful, too. Oh my goodness. The more I look, the more I get confused :)

Does one need to join the "buon ricordo" for receive the plate? I would be interested in doing so if need be.

Apr 30, 2010
cacoes in Italy

Checchino dal 1887 or Il Convivio

Glitz-no
warm atmosphere-yes
authentic Roman food-yes

I think this points to Checchino? :)

Apr 30, 2010
cacoes in Italy

Checchino dal 1887 or Il Convivio

I have posted before about finding the perfect restaurant for our 25th Anniversary on June 1st in Rome. After doing tons of research, we are now trying to decide between Checchino dal 1887 or Il Convivio. I realize they are very different types of restaurants, both both appeal to us for different reasons. For those of you that have been to both recently, which would you suggest for the most special dining experience? Il Convivio is closer to the apartment we are renting, but we are very open to taking a cab, if need be. We will be dining with our 2 adult children.

Apr 30, 2010
cacoes in Italy

Italy: It's More Than Just Rome, Florence and Venice...

Joe,
I am one of the guilty Rome posters, but since we will be arriving on our 25th anniversary for a 4 day stay in Rome, I want to make sure the dinner is all that we hope it would be.....

But following Rome, we will be renting a villa in the country for 7 days in a town called Radicondoli, which is west of Siena. Any suggestions in that area?

Thanks!

Mar 31, 2010
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Finalizing plans for dinner in Rome

Thanks for all of the comments.

I guess what we are looking for is a small-ish, authentic, nice, neighborhood place. Nice atmosphere...a place where they might appreciate it is a special milestone for us. I like the fact that Il Bacaro does not have an English translation in its website:) We have a knack of finding places we like pretty quickly when traveling, but we will be flying in from Paris on our anniversary, and so might not have our bearings quite yet. If any one has any other ideas, we are definitely open.

Mar 15, 2010
cacoes in Italy

Finalizing plans for dinner in Rome

Vladimiro it is. I do really love the look and sound of this place, and can only find good things about it. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

How can I make a reservation? I have tried emailing, but no anwer from them. It will be June 1, so hate to just wait until we arrive that day.

Again, thanks!

Mar 14, 2010
cacoes in Italy

Finalizing plans for dinner in Rome

Hi,
I have posted before that my husband and I and our 2 adult children will be in Rome in June for our 25th Anniversary. The more I look, the more I get confused. Any help on the final 3 restaurants we are considering would be helpful. Here are the 3 we are considering:

Vladimiro/Marcello-from everything I have read, it is a good place?

Edy-we are actually staying in the penthouse apartment above Edy, so the location is good for us. anyone had experience here?

Il Bacaro-Really like the look of this place

Any other suggestions very welcome. also, once I decide, ho0w do you actually make reservations? I have emailed a few restaurants and never received a reply from any of them.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Mar 13, 2010
cacoes in Italy

25th Anniversay dinner in Rome

I had posted awhile back on the Paris board, thhinking our itinerary would have us there for our actual anniversary. Now that our plans are complete, we will instead be in Rome.

We are looking for a non touristy, authentic Roman restaurant, with a warm atmosphere. We will be staying in an apartment at Via del Babuino, not too far from the Spanish steps. Hopefully we can find something fairly closeby.

Any suggestions on a place that we can enjoy an evening for our special night?

Feb 26, 2010
cacoes in Italy

25th Anniversay dinner rec's

Thanks so much for your comments, Souphie and John. After posting I realized that "amazing and once in a life time" is so very subjective, so I apologize. Perhaps it is best to tell you of our favorite restaurant in our area: All time favorite is Chez Panisse: wonderfully prepared regional cuisine. So no, we are not looking for monkey brains (or beef foam, for that matter). We are looking for a warm atmosphere that serves regionally inspired dishes, in a decidedly non-touristy environment.
Again, thank you for your suggestions!

Jan 26, 2010
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25th Anniversay dinner rec's

Husband and I and probably at least one of our adult children will be in Paris for our 25th Anniversay in early June. I am looking for and amazing, once in a lifetime type meal. We are huge foodies from SF bay area, but it is my first trip to Paris, so don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help!

Jan 24, 2010
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