Yes, we know better than to think that this is the ideal time to be here for the best eating, but we've been here several times before so some well known places aren't essential to us (Sostanza, Cibreo, et al) & a good friend who now lives in Bklyn is coming home to be married here next week, so we'll brave the heat & force ourselves to have a good time anyway. Yeah, right ... tough life. We rented an apt. in Santa Croce & here we are, already 5 days in.
Well, we got to Trat. Cibreo before they started vacation & had an excellent inventive meal. In my opinion, this place still has it. If it remained open, we'd return.
I'll keep posting on this thread to update, but want to start by recommending Acquacotta on Via dei Pilastri, 51r. It's a family run place that's remaining open this month & is one of a vanishing breed of simple but talented cooking worth eating. We plan on returning again (in the interest of research, of course) & hopefully I wont have to eat my words on this.
More to follow... gotta go eat.