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Elaine | | Sep 22, 2000 10:30 AM

O.K., I'm almost ready to leave on my long awaited trip to Tuscany and I need some advice from my fellow chowhounds. It's this: how much to order at restaurants? Several of the books I've bought (on y'all's recommendations) state that ordering one or two courses is frowned upon at many restaurants. On the other hand, it's just me and my boyfriend going - and while we love to eat we do get full. My only other trip to Italy was with 4 people, so it was easy to order a couple of antipasti, share a few primi, few secondi, etc.

So, is it bad manners to split things? Should we try to order two secondi at least? I think if we get two of each of four courses, we'll die. Which will be sad. What have people done?

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