This is my first chowhound post!
In two weeks, I am going to Rome with 2 other couples, and meeting an Italian couple there.
My husband's a chef in Chicago so we have received a ton of suggestions. The issue is our party will be 8 each night, we would like to eat outside when possible, and one of our party is a vegetarian who likes simply prepared food. High end gourmet is out. And we like to have a good time (translation: we can be loud in a party of 8). We are staying in Piazza del Popolo.
I was thinking (Piperno or Pierluigi), Antica Pesa, and Santa Lucia.
What are some other suggestions given the large party?
Other places I was interested in are: Le Mani in Pasta, La Gensola, Roscioli for lunch....