Hello Chowhounds - I've been overwhelming myself reading the threads about Rome, purchasing the apps of Elizabeth Minchilli and Katie Parla and Michelin in trying to plan out my meals for our first trip to Rome. We're Chow fanatics and use it to plan all our trips stateside, but for the first time I'm feeling a bit under water with the choices for Rome, so please bear with me.
We're (my husband and me) staying near Plaza Barberini, arriving Sunday, 6/9-Friday, 6/14. So far, these are my choices:
Sunday: either Al Ceppo or La Campana (staying close to hotel because of jet lag and dealing with Sunday)
Monday: Il Localino (cannot find info whether they're open on Mondays?)
Tuesday: Colline Emiliane (is this good? many mixed reviews)
Wednesday: Roscioli (thinking of reserving the evening of wine/cheese class - anyone recommend this, or is just dinner a better idea?)
Thursday: Antico Arco (I am most excited by this restaurant)
We have reservations on Monday for Colosseum in the morning, so thinking of Nerone or Enoteca Corsi for lunch
Vatican on Tuesday at 11:30, so late lunch somewhere
Scuderie del Quirinale on Wed at 11:00 - L'Asino d'Oro?
If I'm missing some wonderful restaurant, I am completely open to changing any of this - would love more options like l'Asino d'Oro - that looks like the type of restaurant/food/ambiance I love. Am not a fan of molecular gastronomy nor of tasting menus. Much prefer food that is vibrant, fresh and satisfying (who doesn't?)
After Rome we're off to a stone cottage with a kitchen on an agrotourisme farm near Cortona - am busy researching that as well, but this seems more manageable!
Any feedback would be most welcome and thank you in advance!!