For my birthday in early August I'm treating myself to a week in Rome and Naples and I'm looking for dining recommendations for either/both cities.
I'm going to be by myself, so I'd like to dine in cafes, bars, restaurants etc where I'll feel comfortable dining alone. I'll probably be in Rome for 4 days and nights and Naples for two, and seeing as I'll be eating every meal out my budget for most of my meals will most likely be on the good-value - moderate - to - cheap side for the most part. I would like to have a couple of nice meals...not super-expensive-fine-dining-nice, but a-bit-special-kind-of-nice.
Apart from that I dont really have any other requirements - I'll eat anything, but I'd really like to sample some real-Roman and real-Neapolitan food (i.e. not too touristy, or International - I'm after a real taste of Italy...when in Rome afterall...), and any further advice you could give me about Rome and Naples will be gratefully received.