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Your judgement on my Rome plan

Sid Cundiff | Jan 22, 201109:57 AM

Fellow Chowhounds: I flatter myself in thinking that I know Rome well, and I follow closely the Roman entries on this site. Yet many of y’all know it far better. Here is my plan for dining in Rome next month, looking for local cuisine and /or fine dining. Your yeas and nays welcome:

1. Monday dinner (“lunch” to you Yankees)
I’ll be in the Vatican area, which by experience is a gastronomic wasteland. Yet I ate March 2010 cheaply and reasonable well at IL MOZZICONE DEI F.LLI POGGI, Borgo Pio 180, where I had good liver.

-- Six years ago I ate well DA BENITO E GILBERTO, Via del Falco, 19 Is it open only for supper?
-- And last March I ate very well at DA CESARE, via Crescenzio 13, yet it appears closed on Mondays.

2. Monday supper:
-- Last March I ate very well at VECCHIA LOCANDA, Vicolo Sinibaldi 2. Some of y'all like it as well.
-- I’ve always wanted to try SORA LENA, via Ponte 4
-- Ten years ago I ate well at DA PIPERO, via Monte de Cenci 9 , yet some recent Chowhounds, have not given it a thumbs up.

3. Tuesday dinner (“lunch” to you Yankees)
I’ll spend the morning either at Santa Agnese fuori le Mura or on the Appian Way. Recommendations welcome, because I don’t know these areas well.

Otherwise, I get back inside the walls and make a choice among
– ARMANDO AL PANTHEON Some of y'all like it as well.
– ENOTECA CORSI, Via del Gesù, 87
– AUGUSTARELLO in Testaccio, where I’ve never been. Is it the ne plus ultra for tripe? I really liked TRATTORIA DA OIO A CASA MIA, Via Galvani, 43-45 several years ago.

Yet I pine for outstanding Spaghetti Carbonara, in whatever style it may be prepared. Your suggestions welcome.

4. Tuesday supper
fine dining at Il Convivo, where I’ve always eaten well.

Thanks for your yeas and nays and any other suggestions.

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