This will be our first trip to Rome, based around the Rome Masters tennis tournament in mid-May. Stayng in the Monti district. In Rome, want to keep the meal prices reasonable (<50 euro/person?, except for Sat lunch). We're tying to focus on regional (Roman/Lazio or other Italian areas). I've looked at a few blogs and comments on this board to get a framework for places to eat. I'd love some comments/suggestions. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Our first night in town (a Monday) we are planning on dinner at Taverna dei
Fori Imperiali: seems to be varied views on this place. Any alternatives in the similar style and area?
next night wine/dinner at one or multiple places (Cavour 313 and/or Urbana 47).
Weds dinner maybe at Trat Monti or La Carbonara (would like to stay in walking
distance, but we could easily go to Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps or other areas).
Thursday all day at tennis
Fri and Sat we have eve tennis, so only lunches: Fri or maybe Weds, since
we'll be in the forum area, at Roscioli; Sat at Pipero al Rex (already have
reservations), decided on this over Il Pagliaccio (seemed pricey and some of the
menu items were a little too "nouvelle")
Sunday-Thurs, we will have a car, 3 nights in Montalcino and 2 outside
Buonconvento, any recommendations?
Fri and Sat in Florence: staying near Ponte Vecchio:
1 dinner I due G (more typical Tuscan fare) and one dinner at either Osteria
Personale or Ora d'Aria (which to chose?)