Hello Rome experts!
I am finalizing our itinerary for Rome (8-Mar - 11-Mar), Florence (12-Mar - 15-Mar) and Venice (15-Mar - 17Mar). I have a dizzying array of restaurants to choose from and have been culling the blogs to get the most recent/best places. As background, I used to be in the wine industry, and my husband is an accomplished amateur chef, so we are definitely looking for high quality food/wine experiences over 'chic' environments. We've had lots of Michelin-starred experiences, and enjoy those, but since this is our first trip to Italy (and our honeymoon), we are looking for true foodie gems.
To that end, here is what I have - if you can help me narrow down to the BEST experiences, I would greatly appreciate it. We are also doing Kenny's food tour while we are in town, but are passing on the traditional 'cooking class'...
8-Mar (arriving in rome at 4:30pm, so dinner only): glass hostartia or l'asino d'oro. hotel recommended Hi Res, but I saw some poor reviews recently.
9-Mar - considering lunch at Enoteca cavour 313 b/c we are doing all of the 'touristy' things that day. Dinner at Settembrini or Palatium. (Restaurant recommended Babbo also)
Other places on the list:
La Vineria Reggio
la Gatta Mangiona
La Taverna dei Monti
Clearly you see our problem here, as there are more restaurants on this condensed list than we have meals to accommodate! I am also worried because there is no pizza listed yet...HELP!
- what's on the list that we should take off?
- what is the priority?
- what are we missing, especially in terms of great wine bars where we can taste lots of varietals?
Thank you for your help!