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Sunday or Monday dinner in Trastavere?

Can anyone give a good price estimate? We are a family of 6, and I just don't want to spend more than $150 on dinner (or lunch!). Can I do that at either of the above? Is either place worth it for a large family?

Mar 28, 2013
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Armondo al Pantheon or Cesare al Casaletto in Rome?

Good to know about the tram...thank you. It may factor into our decision. We plan to eat most meals in, to save money. But would like to have one fun/good dinner out.

Mar 28, 2013
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Armondo al Pantheon or Cesare al Casaletto in Rome?

Help! I just cannot decide which one to go to. I like the sound of Cesare just a bit better, but it would mean 6 of us taking the tram there and back. Armondo would be walking distance to our apartment, and I like the idea that they have a vegetarian menu, as my oldest is a vegetarian. Thoughts anyone?? Thank you!

Mar 27, 2013
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Good sit-down lunch near Vatican

Wouldn't that be lovely :). Thanks for the input...it does seem like Sorpasso would be a good choice. One meal in Rome down...7 more to go!

Mar 26, 2013
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Rome and Florence with 4 kids (ages 7-17) in April 2013

Low stress is always good! I have seen Sora Margherita in my searches, so will take another look - thank you so much for recommendations. As I have seen others post - I am certain that the quality of the pasta in Italy will be so far superior to what we have at home,that the kids will enjoy even the simple dishes! Thanks again!

Mar 26, 2013
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Rome and Florence with 4 kids (ages 7-17) in April 2013

Thank you so much. I have been on the fence about L'asini D'oro...most of the kids would probably eat what they are served. But youngest wouldn't...do you think they would serve her plain pasta or no? Other suggestions sound great. Thank you again for taking the time to advise...so helpful!

Mar 26, 2013
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Rome Report ~ March 2013 (Long)

Thank you so much! It's a big task, and can be very overwhelming! I agree that the above Apps are very useful - thank you for suggesting them. And again, thank you for sharing your experiences - so so helpful!

Mar 25, 2013
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Good sit-down lunch near Vatican

Can anyone recommend a decent restaurant near the Vatican for lunch? I know Pizzarium is nearby, but I think the kids (and myself) will want to sit after hours at the Vatican museums. We aren't looking for fancy - just good food that is reasonably priced. Thank you!

Mar 25, 2013
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Rome and Florence with 4 kids (ages 7-17) in April 2013

Yikes...heading to Italy in a couple of weeks and feeling overwhelmed by all the dining options! We are staying in apartments in both Rome (near Campo Fiori) and Florence (near Palazzo Ciompi). We plan to eat breakfast and most dinners in (gotta trim the budget somewhere!). But we would like to eat lunches out (some sit down - like after touring the Vatican for 4 hours) and some more casual (we can find a bench to eat pizza). We would also like to have one good, yet reasonably priced dinner out in Florence and in Rome.

The kids are pretty good eaters (2 boys, 2 girls)...the hardest will be the little one, but she would be happy with ravioli or pasta, which I imagine we can get anywhere.

Other than one day visiting Tivoli Gardens in Rome, we are local. We are taking 2 day trips from Florence, so only need 2 lunch recommendations there.

The key for us is keeping expenses low....we obviously want the kids to experience authentic italian dining, but don't feel the need to spend a fortune on good food. Meals get expensive with family of 6!

Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions!!

Mar 23, 2013
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Rome Report ~ March 2013 (Long)

Wow, what a fabulous report! We are heading to Rome in a couple weeks with our family and are very grateful to have your notes! Would you mind answering a question: How did you go about making your reservation (did you call?) and how far in advance? I wasn't sure I needed reservations for lunch, but sounds necessary.

Mar 23, 2013
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