After scouring the Chowhound forum, I´ve narrowed down my list of places to try when I bring my family (all adults) to Rome for the first time. Unfortunately... there are more delicious-sounding places than we have meals to eat! Can you please help us narrow things down?
About Us: We´re looking for very good, authentic Italian food -- it´s likely to be my parents only trip to Italy so I want them to have some memorable meals! We have some wiggle room on the price range, but we dont want to have to put on a jacket or tie. Also care more about the food than the wine list.
Here´s our plan. Please let me know what you think!
DAY 1 (Fri): Arrive by Train from Florence at 7pm
Dinner at: Santa Cristina al Quirinale
DAY 2 (Sat): Private Tour of Vatican City in the AM + Campo/Trevi/Spanish Steps in PM
Morning Snack at: Pizzarium
Lunch at: La Campana
Dinner at: Zucca Gialla? Trattoria Lilli?
DAY 3 (Sun): Private Tour of Ancient Rome in AM + Trastevere in PM? (open to ideas!)
Lunch at: Cavour 313 or Orso 80? Can we get a pre-lunch drink at the rooftop bar at Aroma?
Dinner at: Is Osteria La Gensola open? (considered Antico Arco, but seems a bit too stuffy for us)
DAY 4 (Mon): Kids Leave, Parents Tour Borghese
Lunch at: Lo Stil Novo or Palatium
Dinner at: Roscioli? Taverna dei Fori Imperiali?
Specifically, I´m having a tough time distinguishing between these spots: Zucca Gialla, Trattoria Lilli, Roscioli, and Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. Are they all in a similar price/quality range?
Piazzale Aurelio, 7, Roma 00151, IT
Vicolo della Campana, 18, Roma, IT 00186, IT
Via Frattina 94, Roma , IT
Via dei Giubbonari 21/23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT
Via della Meloria, 43, Rome, Lazio 00136, IT
Piazza della Gensola, 15, Rome, Lazio 00153, IT
Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
Via Madonna dei Monti 9, Rome, Lombardia 00184, IT