Having put together lists from this and other forums, I still haven't made up my mind on where to have dinner in Rome, two weeks from today. We do not want a very expensive restaurant or a very cheap one with no atmosphere. We will only be in Rome for one dinner, and we want it to be special, but especially delicious is the biggest part of our requirements. We were hoping for Piperno, for flattened fried artichokes, but they are closed on Mondays. Da Giggetto is not a favorite, so that's out. But any other suggestions for a nice place with delicious fried artichokes that's open on Monday would be appreciated. I am also looking for any good pumpkin based or filled pastas.
We want something in the center; we will only be in Rome for the afternoon and night, and we would prefer to stroll to and from dinner; we are staying just north of the Pantheon . I am thinking about Vecchia Roma, but would like opinions from the experienced diners here. What about Al Bric? Is the food as good as the wine? I keep reading about Al Bric, but wine seems to be the focus of a lot of what I read.
A late lunch in the Tritone might also be possible because we have errands there and maybe on Borgo Po.... any suggestions for lunch in either of these areas??
Thanks for your help,