I'm relatively new to the Chowhound boards (about 2 weeks) but I've already found some wonderful restaurants on both the Outer Boroughs and Manhattan boards. Quite a few of the Chowhound favorites are right up my alley and just the type of place my husband and I are always looking for, either at home or while traveling.
I've already done a search of Rome restaurants on this board and printed out several pages of suggestions but I thought it wouldn't hurt to post a question.
The places in Italy we really enjoy are small, local, off the beaten track and not usually frequented by tourists. Not that there's anything wrong with tourists (that's what we are after all), but we prefer the kinds of places (for example) that my family takes us to when we visit them in Northern Italy. Restaurants that, instead of a "tourist menu" have a menu full of "piatti tipici" or local foods.
Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions. I promise to post our favorites and, hopefully, some great discoveries, upon our return in mid-November.