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First Night in Rome - Help me decide where to eat!

daily_unadventures | Apr 25, 201203:13 PM

First night in Rome - what do you think?

So I have finally convinced my husband to start traveling with me, and since our first night will be in Rome I really want to choose a restaurant that he will love. I consider myself reasonably well travelled but my husband has never been somewhere non-english speaking and I really want him to catch the travel bug.

We are both very into food, and are happy eating just about anything but I think for our first night I would prefer something in the medium price range which has good pastas and is walkable (45 mins tops) from where we are staying in Trastevere.

From reading the boards there are so many restaurants under discussion (which is great!) and so I was mulling through the following shortlist, what do you think?

La Gensola - wondering if this is a bit too fancy\pricy? But it will be a Friday(fish day!) when we arrive.
Le mani in pasta - Sounds good, close but some of the reviews are mixed?
Monti - also mixed reviews, and full of tourists? May not make the best impression.
Antico Arco - also wondering if it is too fancy\pricy?
Cecchino - love the sound of gricia, pajama and vaccinera but can you order dishes a la carte?
Da Danilo - this seems to fit the bill well, but doesn't exactly have excited feedback on the boards

Other suggestions are welcome. Appreciate your feedback! (Did I mention this was our delayed honeymoon?)

I am assuming I should call and make a reservation when we decide?

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