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May 2012: Thoughts (and help) on my choices for Rome, Florence & Venice

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May 2012: Thoughts (and help) on my choices for Rome, Florence & Venice

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colly_r | | Apr 11, 2012 05:57 AM

Hi, My husband and i (both late 30s) anf from NYC are 1 month away from our long awaited 8 nights in Italy. I have been doing exhaustive research online and with friends and am getting completely confused. We eat in restaurants about 5 nights a week, enjoy good, fresh food and restaurants with great decor/design/atmosphere. I'm not concerned about pricing and want to have some high end and casual places in each city, i just want to have solid choices on my list. We'e don't eat offal and my husband is a bit of a picky eater doesn't eat fin fish (only shellfish), doesn't really like cheese unless it's on pizza, no asparagus, no artuchokes. PS: I have the Eat Rome and Eat Florence App and have basically memorized them, i just need help to get a feel of atmosphere and to know if there is going to be something for my husband to eat.

Arrive Sat, May 5
Lunch ? (somewhere close to Portrait Suites) prefer somewhere we can sit outside if nice weather and relax after long flight
Dinner: Renato e Luisa or Vino e Camino

Sun
Lunch? La Montecarlo for pizza
Dinner: Nino (This is our "old school" Roman restaurant choice and i am so confliceted about this decision, my Italian friend chose it over La Campana, Al Moro and Dal Bolognese, what do you think?) I was looking at Flavio e V and Felice but they seem too offal centric and not sure if we can find "basic" on their menus, these restaurant websites are so awful!

Mon
Lunch in Campo dei Fiori, was looking at Taverna dei Foro Imperiali, Maccheroni & Pierluigi but not sure if they are too heavy taking into consideration our dinners
Dinner: 9pm Antico Arco

Tues
Lunch after Vatican: don't want to go to Pizzarium, is there anything else close or should we head to a different hood?
Dinner: 9pm Casa Coppelle

Wed (arrive Florence-staying at Four Seasons)
Lunch: L'Incontro at the Savoy (mainly for people watching, not so jazzed about the menu)
Dinner: 9pm Borgo San Jacopo

Thurs:
Lunch: Mario or La Bottega di Rosa or Caffe Giacosa
Dinner:9pm Il Santo Bevitore

Fri (Arrive Venice)
Lunch: at hotel (Palazzina G)
Dinner: Harry's Bar (my husband insists as we he loves Cipriani in NY, but should i change it to lunch on Sat)

Sat
Lunch: I; Refolo? lunch or dinner or not at all
Dinner: Il Refolo (need another option, prefer to sit outside?) or Osteria di Santa Marina

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