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Best value for good food two blocks from Pantheon. The lightest and tastiest gnocchi in the city (Cafe Alex on Veneto being the heaviest and worst) cooked with gorgonzola and pear. Chocolate mousse is second best I've tasted in the city after Matricianella. Great house wine, both white and red. Good place to take large groups, and great place for lunch.
Some fresh Italian eggs will brighten up your Sunday morning. Eggs in Italy have yolks more yellow and flavorful than anywhere I've ever seen.
In a glass dish put 1/4 c. butter and melt in preheated oven at 350 degrees until fully melted. In a blender, blend 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 4 heaping tablespoons of flour and sugar and then dashes of salt, Grand Marnier, lemon zest. Pour in hot dish in oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
Buy every fruit from the local market you see, even ones you don't recognize and slice them into a bowl. Add a little sugar and Grand Marnier. Serve dutch baby portions with fruit and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Great food and wine, excellent steak a la Petit Verdot. Near Piazza del Popolo.
From Andrea Tidei at Osteria Margutta:
"....... We ... definitely consider [it] as an honour and one more reason to continue to offer an always better service to our many american guests. Also I would like to add that, as an american college alumnus, having americans among my clients is for me a great pleasure and a good occasion to stay in touch with people coming from a land where I spend some of the best years of my life. .... "
Would you prefer to venture to an international wine shop for your Turkey Day wine? Trimani maintains a well-stocked wine shop about 40 meters from its wine bar, at Via Goito 20 (tel. 06-4469661), where an astonishing array of international wines are for sale. The shop is open from Monday to Friday 8:30am to 1:30pm and 3:30 to 8pm. It is short walk from the American embassy and has a very decent selection of international wines. From their French red burgundy section (or Bourgogne, made from the pinot noir grape), try one from Domain Faiveley (25 euro). Bright fruit (framboises, cerises) and hints of leather will light up your palate and you’ll understand the fuss behind the Sideway’s account of this varietal. Missing American wine? I saw a couple of Oregon pinot noirs that would be fun to try. Slightly less spendy, Trimbach has been making Alsatian whites since 1626 and their line of Riesling and Pinot Gris are always delicious with turkey. Take the bottle out of the fridge about 20 minutes before serving to really let the flavors warm up.
Trattoria Monti Esquilino via San Vito, 13a 064466573
The description "trattoria" does not do this place justice. It is very famous in the city as being one of the true Roman cuisine restaurants. Great wine list, fabulous food. Sweets made on premises, try apple pie with zabaglione.
Kabab via di Grottarossa, 52/a tel. 06 30310231 http://www.kabab.it/ Open lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.
Great Persian food and decor, the only place we’ve found that serves authentic Persian food. The meat and rice are seasoned and cooked very well, and their salads are delicious too. Very reasonable prices. A bit of a drive, but worth it! The next time the fridge is empty on a Sunday night and all your local restaurants are closed, make the quick trip.
Charly's Sauciere Celio Neighborhood via San Giovanni in Laterano, 270 0670495666
Great for special occasion. The gourmet plate will satisfy your pate craving with chicken, duck, and salmon mousse pates, served with French cheeses and smoked salmon. The cheese souffle and escargots are great. The steaks with morel mushroom cream sauce are beautiful. Then the fruit flambé for two is lit on fire right at your table. Great selection of French wines.If you ask for Charly, they will tell you.... "ehhhh, Charly, ehhh, he's-a-dead. Morte."But the greeter-chef-sommliere-flambe man is named Stefano. He's the tall white-haired guy with glasses, kinda sleepy looking.... and very nice.
Vanni Prati Neighborhood via Col di Lana, 10 0632649012
A place to be seen, all the people from RAI TV headquarters come here to smoke and look pretty. Outdoor tables are nice, selection of snacks is unbelievable.Ice cream, frozen yogurt, aperitifs, coffee, crossants, pastries, biscuits, savory fare... Vanni has it all and is almost never closed. Map of Via Col Di Lana 10 Roma, Lazio 00195, IT
Best sushi in Rome, conveyor belt style. Sit at the bar and sushi rolls by on a belt. Choose which one you want. Eat your fill, stack your plates. Cost is calculated on how many of which colored plates you consumed. Or, sit at a table and get a mixes sushi boat!