We downloaded your app and very excited for Rome! We have three dinners and we really want to remain pasta-centric (doing a ton of meat in Tuscany and following it up with Argentina).
I have narrowed it down to these three places, that all seem to have incredible Roman pasta dishes, relaxed atmospheres and good prices. Do you think we are on the right track??:
Thank you so much for your helpful reply. As the resident Rome expert, can I trouble you with one more question?
It sounds like reservations are a must everywhere!
1. If we dont have reservations, is it a case that we just flat out will not get seated, or is it just that we'll have a long wait? (in SF, we often have to queue and have a drink at the bar for up to an hour or more at the great restos that dont take reservations - which unfortunately is most!)
2. Do you know how far in advance most restos take reservations? I have an Italian friend who can call for us, but I dont want to trouble her too early. Or too late!
Thank you so much, we are incredibly excited. I plan tours for a living, but entirely in Asia, and spend half my day talking about food - it's tough being the one NOT in the know.
So excited to return to Rome for the first time in 15 years! I have three questions and would so greatly appreciate your advice. We want to stick within the range of moderately priced restos. As a resident of San Francisco, I firmly believe that's where you get the tastiest bang for you buck. Would love your opinion on where we can find the city's best:
Cacio y pepe?
Thanks sheio! I forgot to actually mention that ABC Kitchen is on there too. We're squeezing it in on the way to the airport :-)
Thanks to all for your great responses!! We actually squeezed in a few more plans, three dinners and two brunches:
I am super excited and really thankful for your input!
Hey There Chowhounders! I would so much appreciate your help!
I'm visiting my old hometown after many years in San Francisco. I just got married and my husband and I are taking a long weekend in NYC. I REALLY want to get our dining experience perfect. Below is the list I came up with, trying to pick two dinner spots and 2 brunch spots. For dinner we are pork fiends and at brunch we are egg and bread people.
Food is THE most important to us but atmosphere is just as important for this trip. SF is totally food focused so we are really excited to be somewhere with all that awesome NY energy that I miss so much! (not clubby, a crazy loud, just a cool interior with a good lively buzz). I'd be open to other suggestions but I worked pretty hard on this list and think that our weekend is probably contained somewhere within!:
Thank you so much and happy to return the favor for anyone heading west!
Blue Ribbon Bakery