In reply to another Chowhounder today, I provided a brief review of Pierluigi:
In Rome on Easter Sunday I ate at Pierluigi and had very fine fish, the sea beam, grilled (you can have it baked as well, and several other preparations). I was absolutely fresh and very, very flavorable. It came to my table fileted and ready to eat; In some places I've had to do the fileting myself. Two men at the next table had the same kind of fish, so they go Russian Service: The fish was fileted at their table. For my appetizer I had the octopus cooked in wine, pressed flat like thin cuts of sausage. Very tasty, in an unusual way.
When in Italy, and eating fish, try the wonderful white wines of Friuli, which in my parts of Gringoland aren't to be found. My wine at Pierluigi, at the waiter's recommendation, was a Savignon Blanc, "Livio Felluge"; heavenly, with a slight taste of Granny Smith apples.
I add, that I sat outside in the little piazza; (I could't up load the photo) It was beginning to get a bit chilly, so the waiter brought me a shawl. Throughout the evening taxis kept pulling up on the main street (not in the piazza) and discharging customers for Pierluigi. After finishing the bottle of wine, I needed a taxi to get back to hotel! So reservations are essential, and can be made online.
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