My husband and I will be traveling to Italy for our 14 anniversary. This is our first time out of the US (sad to say it has taken so long) so I really want this to be an excellent trip. We will be in Rome for 5 days at the Bee-hive, and then heading North to Parma and Bologna. I do not want to waste time, tastebuds or money on a bad food experience. We are the kind of people who plan our trips around food, all the more so the older and wiser we get. I have been doing research from various guide books to internet recommendations. I see that there is an overwhelming amount of choices for Rome and that there is equally as many good places as bad. I am trying to learn Italian but I seem to have a language block. The road to fluency is rough ahead. But I am determined.
Anyway, I have a list of places to try. We plan to eat out every night and find either wine bars or picnic for lunch. We do not mind spending between 20-50 euro a person each night and hope to splurge one night at a romantic place up to 100 euro or so per person. We enjoy most varieties of food: pastas, veggies, meats, etc. But not a fan of most items from the sea other than fish and lobster/prawns. I know, so sad. But I am trying to work my way up to octopus and keep an open mind.
So for the list (and I will say that we love to walk and do not mind hoofing it a ways for quality eats):
Da Giulio Trattoria
La Taverna degli Amici
I would like to hear thoughts on these places and an other suggestions. Where would you take your friends to eat in Rome for great food and fun?
I have many more places but this is what I have narrowed down with cross-referencing. I am spontaneous but abhor bad food, so I want to have plans with the flexibility to follow my nose.
PS I would travel the ends of the earth to find the BEST Tiramisu.
Via di San Vito,13a, Roma , IT
Piazza delle Coppelle, 44, Rome 00186, IT
Via dei Giubbonari 21/23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT