Where to eat when you arrive in a new city is an opportunity or something to dread.....
While traveling I try to keep a list of restaurants and cafes where I am comfortable to drop in and enjoy a meal. Browsingrome.com http://www.browsingrome.com/ has taken all the work out of searching for 'food' while traveling in Rome. Her descriptions of a number of restaurants and cafes in Rome have me looking forward to my next visit.
Thank you Diana for your great post.
New Places to Eat in Rome
September 2, 2012 By
Except for the couple of weeks I was in Sicily, I spent most of my summer in Rome and had the opportunity to check out the following new places with some friends.
Via del Corso, 506
06 3213676 or 3460162804 (Restaurant)
Daily from 9.00am to 10.00pm
Location: Between Piazza del Popolo and Spanish Steps
RED acronym for Read Eat Dream may not look like much from its small entrance. Step in and you will see how spacious it actually is. When meeting up with Gillian for lunch and walking to the restaurant area way at the back, I was thinking “How big is this place?”
It was packed when we were here for lunch and service was fast. I had a delicious black ink risotto and the creme brulee was as good. Another plus was we sat there for quite some time after lunch, to the point, we were the only ones there but they didn’t “kick us out”.
One thing to note is that I came back here for a small tweetup with LazioExplorer and SpacedLaw for a drink one afternoon but service was quite the opposite from lunch. We sat down and no one came with the menu. Eventually, we found they didn’t offer table service and you had to order at the counter.
Via Borgognona 43/44 00187 Roma
Tel. Fax +39 06.960.363.90 +39 06.699.408.36
Location: Near Spanish Steps
I have been here three times and love it. The interior, all painted white with a modern yet simple look feels like a world away from the heatwave we’re experiencing in summer. They also have an outdoor dining area with misters if you were courageous enough to brave the heat.
While I saw some huge plates of cold cuts and some nice selection of fruit platters heading to other tables, I had a sandwich here. I wouldn’t say they are cheap but will say they are decent.
The price was about 20% less than the listed price on the menu which was a nice surprise. I’ll have to do this again, also ordering food to make sure that is the case.
Via di Monte Giordano 60 / 61, Roma
Location: Near Piazza Navona
I missed the breakfast get together the first time around that Gillian had written about. I was drooling at the fluffy eggs and guanciale and couldn’t wait to have breakfast here when I got back from Sicily.
Thanks to Nathalie who arranged it again when I got back. It was a quiet morning as most residents are still away on vacation and we were only one of two tables that morning. Kudos to Coromandel for staying open when most places are closed.
It was a hearty breakfast, starting with toast, not plain toast but Italian toast which is like a grilled cheese sandwich. I am not complaning as the scrambled eggs also came with plain toast. Unfortunately, the eggs weren’t quite what I had expected and what came to mind was “This isn’t like the fluffy eggs that I saw on Gillian’s post“.
Via delle Muratte, 23 / 00187 Rome
Open Daily from 8:30am to 2:00am
Reservations: 06 6994 1166
Location: Near Trevi Fountain
I was there just this past Friday for breakfast with some awesome company. Baccano claims to open at 8.30am but that’s probably when they open but not when they are ready to serve breakfast.