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Rome - first day late lunch?

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Rome - first day late lunch?

lindatork | May 25, 2009 10:28 AM

My family (2 adults, 2 "adult" children) will be embarking on a month long Europe trip next week. We will only have 2 nights for our Rome portion. We will be arriving in Rome at 12:45 (from Paris) and are looking for a great place to have a late lunch on our first day.

I figure by the time we get to our hotel (near Piazza Navona) and are ready to hit the streets it will be at least 2-2:30. We want a great introduction to Rome and certainly don't wish to go to a place that is trying to close up between lunch dinner and will hurry us along. Budget is ~ 30 euro/pp.

Then, we need a place for dinner that evening. If we do a large lunch we will want something smallish and tasty (good time for pizza?). Don't really care about location. We will be very mobile!

The following day we will be having lunch with our guide on the way to the Vatican so I am not concerned with finding a place. That evening will be our final night in Rome and we would like a special place to cap it off. Not $$$, just special with friendly staff. Budget ~ 40-50euro/pp.

Our last day will be spent at the Borghese Gallery 11-1 before taking off for Montepulciano. A suggestion for a simple, quick lunch near the Borghese would be very much appreciated.

yes - I have studied this board quite a bit and looked at all the suggestions. I am hoping that I will get some responses for places that are non-touristy (but friendly to those who don't speak Italian!), great food/wine, fun atmosphere (maybe outdoors) - a wonderful all around experience for our family.

Thank you very much.

Linda

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