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Venice, Florence, & Rome Dining Plan - Advice Appreciated

jepitcairn | Sep 17, 201108:52 AM

My thanks to all of the knowledgable and generous Chowhound posters for providing the delicious research for an upcoming 25th Anniversary trip to Italy (end of September into early October). I've sketched out our plans below and would greatly appreciate any and all comments, especially with help filling one or two gaps and with "must have" dishes at any of these restaurants.

Thursday Arrive at hotel in San Polo late morning following flight in from US.
Lunch: light meal at some casual place close to Frari Church.
Dinner: earlyish cicchetti crawl at a few of the bacari west of the Rialto Bridge, from
amongst Bancogiro Bar, Al Mercà, Cantina do Mori, Bar all’Arco, Osteria ai Storti, and
Cantina do Spade.

Friday Lunch: sandwiches at one of the spots on Calle delle Rasse (after touring Doge’s
Dinner: Antiche Carampane (seafood, of course!).

Saturday Lunch: Trattoria Belle Donne (round the corner from our hotel, having just arrived by
train; don’t know much about it).
Dinner: Il Santo Bevitore (after walking down from Piazzale Michelangelo).

Sunday Lunch: pannini at ‘ino (after tour of the Uffizi).
Dinner: Cipolla Rossa (haven’t reserved yet, can I ask the hotel to do so on arrival the
day before or would that be too late?).

Monday All-day Chianti region wine tour (with lunch included at Osteria La Scuderia in Badia a
Passignano – can’t find any information about this place).
Dinner: ???

Tuesday Lunch: something fairly light at the Mercato Centrale (most likely from Nerbone).
Dinner: Trattoria I due G (bistecca, of course . . . hence the lighter lunch!)

Wednesday Lunch: picnic on train with items purchased at the Mercato Centrale that morning.
Dinner: La Campana (following stroll from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza to the Campo de’

Thursday Lunch: Enoteca Cavour 313 (after tour of Imperial Rome sights).
Dinner: L’Arcangelo (suppli and gnocchi, certainly).

Friday Lunch: Pizzarium (following tour of the Vatican).
Dinner: we have a wine tasting at Casa Bleve at 19:30; should we stay there for dinner
afterwards or stroll down to Roscioli? If Roscioli, do we need to make a reservation
ahead of time if we’d get there at about 21:00?

Saturday Lunch: ??? We’ve left the morning open (National Museum of Rome, Le Domus
Romane di Palazzo Valentini, last-minute gift shopping, pack?), so haven’t yet made any
lunch plans.
Dinner: celebrating our final night in Italy and our 25th Anniversary at Antico Arco.

Grazie mille,


Antico Arco
Piazzale Aurelio, 7, Roma 00151, IT

La Campana
Vicolo della Campana, 18, Roma, IT 00186, IT

Enoteca Cavour 313
Via Cavour 313, Roma 00184, IT

Casa Bleve
Via del Teatro Valle, 49, Roma 00186, IT

Via dei Giubbonari 21/23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

Antiche Carampane
Calle de la Carampane, 1911,San Polo, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, San Polo 122,, Venice, Veneto 30125, IT

Cantina do Mori
San Polo 429, Venice, Veneto , IT

Il Santo Bevitore
Via Santa Spirito 64r, Florence, Tuscany 50125, IT

Via della Meloria, 43, Rome, Lazio 00136, IT

Via dell'Ariento, 87r, Florence, Tuscany 50100, IT

Cipolla Rossa
Via de' Conti,53, Florence, Toscana 50123, IT

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