This is my first posting on Chowhound. My husband and I are leaving for Rome in a couple of weeks and have been reading these boards for restaurant ideas. We like authentic local fare, and I'm confused by the different designations. What is the difference between an osteria and a trattoria?
We have three nights in Rome and would appreciate recommendations for 1) our first night (jet-lagged) somewhere in the vicinity of Via Cavour, and 2) the other two nights near Piazza Navona and/or Campo di Fiori.
It's been years since I've been to Rome but I still salivate just thinking about the wonderful antipasto tables. Are there any you would recommend? Perhaps there's a restaurant where we could have a lunch of antipasto?