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Rome in late March- check my list and maybe some suggestions?

jdwdeville | Feb 7, 201205:42 PM

Hi 'hounds,
Fell in love with Rome last year during a 24hr stopover on a work trip, and find myself fortunate enough to be going back in late March with my wife and two friends for 6 nights. Can you help check my list and maybe add a few ideas please? We prefer the more traditional, hidden, homey type places to the "see and be seen" ones, and I work in the fine wine industry so excellent wine lists have heavy priority (read: depth and quality, not necessarily price).

Here's my agenda and questions:
1. loved Bir & Fud, so will be revisiting there. Is there a better pizzeria?
2. something in the Jewish Ghetto, Piperno maybe?
3. an excellent wine bar- Cul de Sac, Palatium, or Trimani? Did I miss something better?
4. a Sunday lunch (that's the big meal, right?) spot
5. because I just HAVE to, either La Carbonara or Matricana(sp?), which one? is it worth it?
6. good dinners, heard about Al Ceppo as a local's spot, and Agata e Romeo...
7. will be staying a bit outside of the main area, and have to basically walk past the Vatican every day to get into the old city- any good farmer's markets and such around there?
8. is L'Eau de Vive worth checking out? Seems interesting....
9. Any great hidden spots I absolutely need to try? We are adventurous eaters, and I'm trying to learn as much Italian as possible before we leave.

Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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