Thank you for all the help Mbfant and Pumpkiness.
Elizabeth, I used both your Rome and Florence apps to help narrow down what seemed to be a never ending list of "must try" restaurants. I'll get the Venice one once it comes out!
I would appreciate any advice on the following dining choices I've made so far. I'll be in Rome for 3 days, Florence for 2, and Venice for 2 at the end of March. I want to make sure my choices are balanced and not at super "fancy" restaurants.
Also, as a New Yorker who's used to OPEN TABLE, how far in advance do I need to reserve? Do I call Italy and book them via phone?