Long time reader, first time poster here (maybe second time). I'm planning a third trip to Rome with my sis, and would love some input on my current plan. We're calling this the Tour de Pizza, but we will try other things, too :)
We'll be in Rome during the second week of November, and have rented an apartment in Monti. We prefer places that are not fussy with a convivial spirit.
Fri, arrive late afternoon
Dinner: Pizzeria Le Carrete (seemed a good idea as not far from our apartment, in case we are late or super tired)
Lunch: L'Asino D'oro (visiting Galleria Doria Pamphiljj afterward)
Dinner: TBD; may do Vinoroma tasting first, or perhaps Rosicoli Wine+Food tasting
Lunch: Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
Dinner: thought we'd venture to Pigneto for aperitivo at Necci dal 1924 and then Il Porchettoni for some porchetta
Lunch: Gaudeo for panini (Palazzo Valentini afterward)
Dinner: I'd like to try Porto Fluviale. It looks like a fun place, and I like the idea of sampling a bunch of small plates. (I'd also like to work in a trip to Macro Testaccio beforehand. If so, this would switch to Wed)
Lunch: Pizzarium before a visit to St Peters and maybe the Trionfale market, not necessarily in that order
Dinner: Trattoria Monti (a friend insisted we try here as it's her favorite, but I'm a bit ambiavalent towards it. May be nice to be moderately close to the apartment after Vatican day, which can be tiring)
Testaccio Market, lunch stop at Mordi e Vai. We'd like to try the trippa panino ...
We may choose to share and make that a snack (trippa for breakfast? maybe), walk around to see the Protestant Cemetery and poke into Volpetti or just walk around, and maybe have lunch at Flavio al Velavevodetto
Dinner: Trastevere night -- thought we could check out Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa' and/or Bir and Fud for a beer (wine break), then pizza at Dar Poeta, Ai Marmi or Gatta Mangiano or go back closer to "home" for Il rione? This may flop with Monday
Leaving this day a bit loose, so we can shop (our souveniers tend to be food-related and often chocolate; we had more chocolate than clothes in our bags after a trip to Torino) and visit any of the (many) churches on my list that we've not visited prior
Lunch: we may try to do a Roscioli vs Forno pizza-off, if we still want pizza at this point...
Dinner: Armando al Pantheon for gnocchi (we're going to an concert at a church near Piazza Navona prior)
Things I can't seem to fit in that I'd like to: Cesare Caseletto or Osteria Monteverde
A visit/meal in Prati. We got lost here after our last trip, and loved the look and feel. Maybe there's an enoteca/cafe stop we can take a break at following our St Peter's visit?
This was wordy, sorry. Thoughts for improvement?