First thank you to all of you who have contributed to this forum. I've been doing a bunch of research on our upcoming trip and this is my list of lunch and dinner places to hit on an upcoming (late Feb/early March) trip to Florence and Rome. We'll be in Florence for 2 dinners and three lunches and Rome for four dinners and three lunches.
I also have an etiquette question. I've had lap band surgery so while I can eat a wide variety of foods, I can't eat very much volume. The way around this in the US is my husband and I share everything. We'll get say two starters and a main and I'll eat the total equivalent of one of the starters. No one seems to care that we pass dishes back and forth or say we're splitting dishes but sometimes I do have to awkwardly explain that yes, I do like my meal. From what I gather no one really demands that you get all four courses in an Italian restaurant but is plate switching considered rude? At our fanciest meal, All'Oro, I don't mind buying however many courses are required and my husband can either get extra or we'll leave a bit behind but I don't want to be rude. Any feedback would be appreciated.
As for the list, I'd love any constructive criticism/alternate ideas. We want a wide variety of food/experience (though my husband could also eat pizza every day). Is there a rule of thumb for determining which of these will need a reservation? I realize All'Oro and Sostanza will.
Cesare al Casaletto
La Gatta Mangiona