Hoping all you experts on restaurants in Rome will be able to help me out here. I've been reading the many, many posts and while I've been compiling a list nothing really fits the bill perfectly, hence here I am...
My fiance and I are getting married in Rome in June and have about 50-60 friends and family travelling from all over the world to attend. We need to find the right restaurant for a Welcome Dinner which has 'Roman' ambience, a good range of food (a couple of veggies, some don't eat red meat, some don't eat seafood etc), near to the Pantheon (that's where we're getting married and near where everyone's staying) and not too expensive (looking at about €30 per person not including wine as an average) and above all can take a party of 50 people.
From my research there seem to be plenty but I have no idea where to start. We are visting in February so could try out a couple in advance if there are any suggestions.
The Welcome Dinner is my first priority but we'll also be having lunches and dining every night of the week that we're there but not en masse. If anyone has any guidance for other restaurants that are easy-to-get-to, reasonably-priced, with good food I'd really appreciate it. We can then give all the guests are Chowhound Top Tip list for their stay!
Oh and any suggestions for a great lunch near the Vatican? I just know that everyone is going to be starving after the Pope's audience.
Thanks so much - 6 months to go but there seems to be so much more planning with a destination wedding! If you have questions please shout because I really need the advice!