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Venice, Florence, Rome, & Cinque Terre Restaurant Recommendations Needed

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Venice, Florence, Rome, & Cinque Terre Restaurant Recommendations Needed

Tony | Jun 6, 2009 07:08 PM

Hello fellow chowhounders,

My wife and I will be in Italy in about a week and I was looking to finalize some of the restaurants that we were considering. We are looking for cheap eats and also mid priced places and snacks that are a must as well.

We are looking for restaurants with delicious, authentic, and honest food. We would prefer restaurants in the 30 to 40E range or about 80E for the two of us but if it is cheaper even better. I am not much of an alcohol drinker or a seafood eater. My wife loves both.

I know there are posts like this all time. I have done some research of Chowhound and the internet and came up with a few places. It seems as though there isn't much of a consensus on the restaurants that must be eaten while in these cities, making deciding all the more difficult. We would appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Venice - We will be staying in Venice for unfortunately only night. We just had to come see Venice, even if only for one day. We will be staying about 5 mins from St. Marks Square.

Il Refolo - for pizza
Il Ridotto
Da Fiore
La Zucca
Bancogiro
Vino Vino
Cantina Do Mori

Florence - We will be in Florence for 3 days and will be staying near Ponte Vecchio.

Teatro Del Sale
Osteria De Benci
Buca Lapi
Acqua Al 2
Vivoli or Bodiani or Grom- gelato

Rome - We will be in Rome for 3 days staying near the Villa Borghese

Al Ceppo
Antico Arco
Matricinella
Antico Forno Roscioli
Da I 2 Ciccioni
Hostaria Romana
Felice A Testaccio
Osteria Qui Se Magna
Il Gelato Di San Crispino or Giolitti or - gelato

Cinque Terre - Will be staying two days at Vernazza but would be down to eat in other areas.

Not quite sure where to eat yet

Right now these restaurants are just names and don't really mean much to me as for quality of food and prices. Would love some insight if any of these are worth going to or others that are.

Thank you for any comments or suggestions.

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