Below my list for my upcoming trip to Rome end of March/beginning of April, offered for the Yeas and Nays of Chowhounders. I post this early so that I can make timely reservations. Clearly I will NOT be dining in all these places. And some of them I’ve chosen because of private recommendations and proximity to my hotels
I thank Maureen Fant for her monthly list of recommended restaurants in Rome. I thank also the Apps and Blogs of Katie Parla and Elizabeth Minchilli.
- Il Convivio (reservation already made and confirmed)
- La Pergola (reservation already made and confirmed)
- Il Sanlorenzo – highly praised by Katie Parla and Maureen Fant
- Al Moro for its own version of Carbonara; I’ve been warned that this place is the antithesis of “casual” and includes frosty service.
- Pierluigi – I dined well here last Easter Sunday in the delightful little piazza, yet this time it may be too cold. I welcome another fine dining option open on Sunday Sunday.
- Antico Arco (as an alternative)
- Armando al Pantheon – several times, because it is both my regular
go-to place and also it’s near my first hotel)
- Ba’Ghetto (for a place that cultivates the Roman Jewish Kosher tradition)
- La Campana – where I dine on Sundays when Armando is closed.
- Hostaria da Nerone – for my day at the Forum, and highly praised by Maureen Fant
- Emma Pizzeria Con Cucina (for a place said to cultivate the ROMAN pizza tradition)
- Checchino (for a place that cultivates the Testaccio tradition, and by report cultivates it well)
- Da Fortunato al Pantheon (as an alternative near my 1st hotel)
- L'angoletto, Piazza Rondanini, 51 (as an alternative near my 1st hotel)
- Da Cesare, the “Cesare” in the via Crescenzio 13 (as an alternative for something in the Vatican area, otherwise a gastronomic wasteland)
- Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino (as an alternative near my 1st hotel)
- Piperno (as an alternative near my second hotel) – has high marks from Maureen Fant
- Flavio al Velavevodetto as a Testaccio alternative, recently praised by Elizabeth Minchilli and Katie Parla
– La Regola, Piazza San Paolo alla Regola 40 (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel) A place that specializes in the Genovese tradition. Will basil for pesto be in season late March/early April?
– La Quercia, Piazza della Quercia (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel).
– Costanza Hostaria, Piazza del Paradiso (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel)
- Taverna degli Amici, Piazza Margana (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel)
- Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara – recently praised by Elizabeth Minchilli (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel)
- Al Pompiere – recently praised by Elizabeth Minchilli (as an alternative near my 2nd hotel)
- Casa Bleve
- Cul De Sac
- Trimani (probably just by buy a bottle wine to take with me from Friuli called “Radikon” and from Campania called "Piedrirosso")
- Ciampini (and I’d likely get a meal there too)
- Fiocchi di Nevem Via del Pantheon 51
- Vice, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 96
- Alberto Pica – I’ve been warned of the unfriendly service.
- Giolitti (the one in Testaccio) Via Amerigo Vespucci 35
- Gelateria Ara Coeli
- Teatro, Via dei Coronari 65-66
- Gioletti (the one in the center city), damned by Katie Parla, declared venerable by Maureen Fant and Fred Plotkin
I thank beforehand Chowhounders for their comments.