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some culinary input needed venice and rome restaurants

redgirl | Jan 18, 2010 12:12 PM

we are three people (2 adults and 1 15 year old who eats everything) traveling in march: 4 nights in venice and 6 in rome. we live in nyc - we love great food but not fussy food. warm and non-formal (what i would think of as upper east side) restaurants. i was hoping for some feedback on what i have sketched out. if we're going to be in a specific place (e.g. in rome we have 2 days of booked itinerary but in venice, it's anything goes), i'll note it. trying to have one sit-down real restaurant or trattoria meal and the other will probably be very casual - either a bar sandwich or some goodies from a local deli/market. (bfast is at the hotel.)

day 1. sunday: staying near frari at oltre di giardino: need a casual simple close-by first night place to eat some dinner while bleary from jet lag. ?
day 2. monday: dinner: osteria la bottega ai promessi sposi
day 3 tuesday: thinking lunch at ca d'oro OR a trip to burano and wondering if there's anywhere good to eat there. in which case we'd go to ca d'oro for an easy dinner.
day 4 wednesday: last night: dinner (already reserved) at alle testiere.

rome: (arriving around 6pm) staying at teatro di pompeo

day 5: thursday ? something near the hotel? it's right near dar pallaro but not sure that's what i want. maybe just a wander over to da baffetto for an easy pizza dinner.

day 6: friday: heading to the pantheon, navonne,etc. lunch at armondo al pantheon at 1pm.

day 7: sat. big vatican day for us: scavi tour at 9:15 and st. peters: then vatican museum in afternoon and, hopefully, a walk past castle st. angelo. not sure what to do. i'm stuck with one scenario of pizzarium for lunch with a sitdown (somewhere?) before moving on to the vatican museum. any suggestions if we walked over the bridge at the castle and went to dinner somewhere near there?

day 8: sunday: roma antica tour with context from 10-2pm. thinking hosteria nerone for lunch. then over to the s. peitro in vincoli to see the moses sculpture. wondering if it would be a good night to walk through trastevere - and thinking about: bir i fud; le mani in pasta; or alle fratte. thoughts?

day 9: monday: up for grabs - the activities and the eating.

day 10 tuesday: our last full day: afternoon at borghese museum. dinner at 7:30 at colline emilane.

i know it's a lot to comment on. but hoping someone can look at the overview and let me know if i'm picking too much of the same - or any big bloopers or can fill in the blanks with a suggestion that would compliment what i (think I have) planned.

many thanks for any little bit you choose to tackle!

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