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Final rec needed: Gresca vs Moo vs Passadis del Pep

Hi all, this board has been great for fihding restaurants. Thanks a lot. We're staying in Eixample, near Casa Mia. We have dinner reservations at Hisop and CInc Sentis. Other nights will be tapas in the area. Our final meal will be on a Monday. We're considering Gresca, Moo and Passadis del Pep. Any suggestions for one over the others or other suggestions? Just looking for a really good meal. Thanks

Apr 12, 2013
LenAA in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona Seafood Reataurants on a Monday

Hi All, I'm making plans for a trip to Barcelona at the end of April. This board has been very useful for restaurant selections. One thing I read, but can't find now, was that the fish market is closed on Monday, so it was best to try non-seafood restaurants. We have reservations for dinner at Passadis del Pep for a Monday. Should we try to change? Regardless of the night, are there other seafood restaurants we should consider? Thanks a lot. Len, Ann Arbor, MI

Mar 26, 2013
LenAA in Spain/Portugal

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

@allende/@geraldl: when buying wine in Montalcino area, is it less expensive at the winery or the enoteccas? If the winery charges for tasting, I feel I can purchase elsewhere if I like the wine. If the tasting is free and family run, I usually buy from the winery.

May 08, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

No problem. If I find a good place in Buonconvento I'll post it. I'm sure the place we're staying will have some recs.

Apr 23, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

@Geraldl, I could not find La Bottega al 30 in Buonconvento but found one in Castelnuovo. Is that what you were thinking of? Is there another rec in Buonconvento? Thanks

Apr 23, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

Thanks. Sesta de Sopra looks like an interesting place. Did you need a GPS to get around Tuscany? We usually use maps and signs, but have read some comments suggesting a GPS. The enotecce all sound great. Can't wait.

Apr 09, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

Any recommendations on smaller top-notch wineries around Montalcino that we can visit. I'm looking for someone that would not be importing to the US market. A special treat to bring home.

Apr 07, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

thanks katie and elizabeth I'll definitely work in L'Asino, either a lunch or dinner. Do you know what day they are closed? The "website" is only a cover page and I didn't get an e-mail response from the restaurant.

Apr 07, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

Thanks to all above for the discussion on the different styles and food expressions at Pipero and Pagliaccio. At Pagliaccio, does the "conceptual" reach on the food extend to the a la carte menu or is it mainly to the tasting menus.

Apr 07, 2012
LenAA in Italy

Rome, Montalcino, Florence restaurants

This will be our first trip to Rome, based around the Rome Masters tennis tournament in mid-May. Stayng in the Monti district. In Rome, want to keep the meal prices reasonable (<50 euro/person?, except for Sat lunch). We're tying to focus on regional (Roman/Lazio or other Italian areas). I've looked at a few blogs and comments on this board to get a framework for places to eat. I'd love some comments/suggestions. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Our first night in town (a Monday) we are planning on dinner at Taverna dei
Fori Imperiali: seems to be varied views on this place. Any alternatives in the similar style and area?

next night wine/dinner at one or multiple places (Cavour 313 and/or Urbana 47).

Weds dinner maybe at Trat Monti or La Carbonara (would like to stay in walking
distance, but we could easily go to Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps or other areas).

Thursday all day at tennis

Fri and Sat we have eve tennis, so only lunches: Fri or maybe Weds, since
we'll be in the forum area, at Roscioli; Sat at Pipero al Rex (already have
reservations), decided on this over Il Pagliaccio (seemed pricey and some of the
menu items were a little too "nouvelle")

Sunday-Thurs, we will have a car, 3 nights in Montalcino and 2 outside
Buonconvento, any recommendations?

Fri and Sat in Florence: staying near Ponte Vecchio:
1 dinner I due G (more typical Tuscan fare) and one dinner at either Osteria
Personale or Ora d'Aria (which to chose?)

Mar 28, 2012
LenAA in Italy