We are traveling to Rome in October for about 8 days and are adventurous eaters (such as specialty meats, oxtails, calamari).
We want the TRUE Roman experience, and are looking for AUTHENTIC, non-touristy restaurants for lunch and dinner near some of the tourist sites, but also would be willing to travel.
Price is not an issue, but we like value for our money.
If you make a recommendation, can you also suggest some dishes we should order which are the specialties of the house. ( I find that it makes the experience of dining more enjoyable).
Some places we will hit are:
Spanish Steps ( our hotel is there, so breakfast, lunch and dinners)
colissium ( lunch and dinner?)
trevi fountain ( lunch and dinner?)
vatican ( lunch and dinner?)
Please also think of some great apertivo spots, that we can get glass of wine and some free apps.
Thank you! I have waited 20 years to go to Rome and please help it be memorable!