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Carciofi Giudia and other Rome needs

Debbie | Feb 13, 200507:14 PM


This is a dish that I love, and I would like to try it at a place where we have yet to visit. But only, of course, if it is up the standard of our old favorites.

We have had them at Giggetto (good carciofi; decent pasta; nasty scottaditto); Pompiere (good, but the rest of the meal was not memorable); Otello alla Concordia (very good carciofi, but pasta fagiole was abysmal); and I almost had them at la Matricinella, but the crazy waiter insisted that I have the carciofo all romana instead. La Matricinella was a good meal, by the way.

We only have 2 dinners and maybe a lunch in Rome this trip, and we are on a budget, but will pay for places considered "moderate" in the usual food guides. Sunday is our one full day and night, which limits the choices.

I am thinking of having Sunday dinner at Ciccia Bomba, so that I can bring their rosemary pizza on the plane with me. I think Ciccia Bomba is very good, and I liked everything there buy my panna cotta. It had a berry sauce that tasted bottled, or old, or something unpleasant that I couldn't put my finger on. However, the rest of the meal was great. We had a mixed fish plate for secondi, and some roasted potatoes, all very good.

I am torn on the carciofi, and wouldn't mind a rec for dinner or someplace open on Sunday. I am longing for pasta amatriciana.

I am deep in my usual studies of Italian, but I am hardly any better at it than I was years ago, so please, forgive spelling errors.

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