I'm visiting my sister in Rome for her 21st birthday in late February. I've been reading up on some of the great recs on this board, but I'm looking mostly for a great dinner to take her to for her big day. She's spending the semester there, so we'll rely on her choices for most of the day-to-day places that she's found on her college student budget. We're staying at the Wine Academy by the Spanish Steps. I know that they have a restaurant there, but we'll probably eat there another night and want to go somewhere new for the birthday dinner.
So - what are your favorite great restaurants in Rome? I'm happy to hear about lunch and cocktails, but mostly dinner! Thanks, and I look forward to your input!