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Itinerary Review- Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Maremma

In terms of lunch for Florence I would opt for La volpe e l'uva and Coquinarius. Don't know la bussola. Also, I personally like Il santo bevitore better for lunch than dinner. On that side of the Arno for dinner I like Le Barrique (no relation to the one in Rome) on Via del Leone. A jewel of a place with outside seating. It's more expensive than Il Santo Bevitore but the caliber of food is higher.

May 23, 2013
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Itinerary Review- Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Maremma

For great coffee you should try Eustachio on Piazza Sant'Eustachio. It's an institution, in a good way :-)

Apr 16, 2013
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Florence, Tuscany and Rome

Enoteca Pinchiorri has recently gotten the reputation that it's not up to snuff and is overpriced for what it does offer. So caveat emptor...
If you're oltrarno and want a quick bite you can go to la volpe e l'uva. They make a sinful sausage panino. It's primarily a wine tasting place that offers good food. Back on the 'duomo' side, I have not been in a while but gustavino's was good. The only reason I stopped going is because the menu seemed to never change and got bored.
It's hard to find good places to eat in the center. Most are mediocre and pricey for what they offer. I'd be interested to hear your experience on the places you decide to go to.

Apr 16, 2013
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Florence for a few days - help!

Try (for lunch) il santo bevitore if you're 'Oltrarno' i.e. on the other side of the arno...

Apr 16, 2013
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Eats in Cincy

I completely agree. So to conclude my "payment" I can say that brunch at Orchid's was delicious. Everything I tasted was excellent. (Having finished the conference I threw caution to the wind). It's not cheap but I knew that going in and between the great food, attentive staff and beautiful art deco space, it was well worth it. I only wish I had a bigger stomach to sample more of what they offered :-)

Mar 25, 2013
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Eats in Cincy

Unfortunately my stomach was not 100% so I opted to not get goetta or have chili. It was a pity but wasn't willing to take the risk. Though I did have a bite of goetta because my friend got it.

Mar 25, 2013
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Eats in Cincy

It's obvious that downtown is in transition and has all the challenges that entails. So.... Hathaway's was great for breakfast. A real throwback to the 50's right down to the waitresses. Which considering it's nestled in a building from the 30's (Carew tower) it's not so hokey.The food was good, quick and at a fair price. Jean Robert's Table did not disappoint. I had the fish special (walleye) and a white chocolate mouse desert which were wonderful. Local 127 was equally good though I sometimes felt they were trying too hard. As my last meal in Cincy I plan to have brunch at Orchids at the Palm Court.
Having little time for lunch I stumbled upon Cafe Barista & Deli. It's nothing in the looks department but they make great traditional sandwiches at a fair price.

Mar 23, 2013
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Eats in Cincy

Thank you so much for the suggestions. I'm new to this and didn't realize that there were more recent posts. I'll definitely check out some of the suggestions given and report back.

Mar 17, 2013
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Eats in Cincy

I'm going to a conference in Cincinnati next week (staying near fountain square) and wondered if anyone has restaurant tips. I saw the posts naming places like JeanRo bistro, Slim's, Otto, Honey, Green papaya etc. but since they're years old are they still valid? Or are there other places to explore....? Mostly I need them for dinner but am happy to get lunch ideas as well.

Mar 17, 2013
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