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Kajungee
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I think there's a Johnny's.


True story _ I am hanging out at Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome and meet this guy from Paris who"s in-law live in Mandeville. He proceeds to tell me how great the calzones at Deangelos are. I had plenty of vino in me, but I had to think about this... really how odd this guy is braging about a calzone he had in Mandeville as we are standing in the middle of Italy.






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Brettesaurus Rex
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I don't remember specific names but Jesus try some gnocchi. It's fresh everywhere and it's on the most amazing food experiences you can have.
Oh and this pizza is the bomb just about everywhere. And nearly every panini shop is delicious






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webstew
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Tons of great dining in those two cities. Lots of great recommendations already posted. I had good luck at these places.

Florence:

Trattoria 4 Leoni

Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco


In Rome:

La Taverna del Ghetto in the Jewish Quarter

La Vecchia Locanda near the Pantheon.

You're gonna have a great time.







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hungryone
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Re: Olive Garden, every time I've been through Fiumicino airport, I have seen drivers holding signs with names and "Olive Garden" on the signs. So the chain is sending folks there for sure. Pls note I am not endorsing the food in any way.





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trident
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There is a resuturant on VA Delle Muratte that was excellent. I cannot recall the name but when walking to the trevi fountain you should pass it. Excellent pizza and ravioli. Probably the best I had when I was there.





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OTIS2
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Oh and this pizza is the bomb just about everywhere. And nearly every panini shop is delicious
. My youngest just got back from a France/Italy trip...he loved the pizza that was available everywhere. No fine dining for him, but he feasted on the pizzas.






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tiger perry
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In Rome, try the original Alfredo's....did that once and enjoyed it





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trident
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My youngest just got back from a France/Italy trip...he loved the pizza that was available everywhere. No fine dining for him, but he feasted on the pizzas.



the pizza in the little shops on the street that have it displayed are hit and miss really.






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bdevill
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You have to go to Il Latini.


Your post and this link just made me want to go to Italy.. Place looks very cool.






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RummelTiger
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Thanks, again, to everyone!





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Winkface
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Woh, that's awesome. Is there someone that does this in Paris?





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Epic Cajun
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Thanks for starting this thread. I'm going on what sounds like the same trip as you, during the same time period.





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hungryone
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If you want quality Paris food tours, check out Parisbymouth.com. Pastry, cheese, and chocolate tours by neighborhood, given by food writers and expats.

In Forence, Faith Willingers classes and tours are great: www.faithwillinger.com. The Oltr'Arno neighborhood across the river is full of locals and cool, non touristy shops and restaurants.

Beware any restaurant in Italy with a menu in English or "menu touristico". Beware places with lots of asterisks on the menu, indicating frozen foods not prepared on site. If I were eating in Rome tomorrow, I'd hit the Roscioli bakery and separate restaurant, near the Campo di Fiori, the excellent pizza purveyor Pizzarium near the Vatican, and gelato from Fatamorgana and Claudio Torce.






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Dark Tiger
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Doing a similiar trip in early November this year. I'm sure that time of year will be a bit rainy and cooler but seems to be the best time for our group to go...





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Epic Cajun
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Has anyone tried Antico Arco? The menu looks great and it was recommended by a guide that my fiance' spoke to.





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fleaux
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Definitely stay away from Porto of Call, very touristy





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RummelTiger
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I'm going on what sounds like the same trip as you, during the same time period.



Hell, if we're in the same area, then I'm up for meeting for some pizza!

I PM'd you my email address...






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Dave Worth
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re: Italy: Rome, Florence, and Just Outside of Florence


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Trattoria Za-Za in Florence.


Loved this place...ate there twice. It was very close to our hotel. The first time our waitress was awesome. We ordered a 4 cheese pizza as a first dish to share, then we each ordered another plate for the main meal. The waitress asked if we like olives and said we whould add it to the pizza. I was expecting sliced olives, but the pizza came out with whole olives with the pits still in. I can't explain why, but it made a huge difference.

I wish I could remember the places we ate at in Rome and Florence. I got my ipad the week before the trip so I could have a lightweight book/computer type machine. I used and highly recommend Tripadvisor. I could use the wifi at the hotel and pull up all the restaurants in the area. Read the reviews, check the menu and easily find good restaurants. Never had a bad meal using this technique and it was easy to filter out the tourist traps and find some real gems.

I don't know how long you'll be in Florence, but I have one strong recommendation. Go to the San Lorenzo market and find the Central Market...a big building in the middle of it all. That's where most of the locals shop for food. They have butchers, bakers, produce stands. All incredible. Buy some fresh bread from a bakery. Get some great cheese and proscuitto (or whatever you like) from somewhere else. Add some fresh strawberries or grapes. Make a nice, simple sandwich and go eat on a square. Cheap, easy and incredible.

Always drink the house wine. The owners take special pride in their house wine and it is usually very good and much cheaper than other options.

I would also recommend taking a wine tour while in Florence. We did and it was an awesome experience. Tripadvisor is a great resource to find what you would like. We used Angela. She picked us up in Florence and we made a few other stops...Michelangelo's piazza, lunch in a Florence villa, a small town.






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RummelTiger
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I would also recommend taking a wine tour while in Florence. We did and it was an awesome experience.



Yeah, we're doing the Castello Banfi tour and staying at some other winery hotel, the Borgo Canalicchio Di Sopra Relais. Looked cool...






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Epic Cajun
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ygm

We were looking into some wine tours too, wish I would have thought to stay at a winery hotel.






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