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TheWiz
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Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Alright guys,

I've got my entire trip mapped out with free days, tours, and everything else in between. What I don't have reserved are restaurants. Not really sure that I need to make reservations anyway. Any who, share with me some of your favorite places to eat in the above mentioned cities.

I've got Trattoria Sostanza & All' Antico Vinaio listed in Florence. I've got a bunch of shite saved on my Tripadvisor app, but I'm curious what you all have to say. Thanks in advance.


ell_13
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
You started an older thread on this right? Because I found my reply there for Positano:

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I highly, HIGHLY recomment La Tagliata. Live music, the view, the meal, the wine... THE BEST!


It's up the mountainside a little ways. Our hotel had a shuttle take us there. The price is great for all you are getting as well. Look it up.


keepAMERICAstrong
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
I'll 2nd the vote on La Tagliata. Incredible experience. Bring an appetite, the food seems like it never stops coming.

Only 40€ per person including transportation and wine

I'll post some Rome recs later today


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TheWiz
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
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You started an older thread on this right? Because I found my reply there for Positano:


Yes, kinda. It was just a general Italy trip. Now I'm just honing in on food. Thanks for replying again. I plan to hit that place up. I've seen it pop up a bunch.


Throbinhood
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
I can only give some recommendations on Rome:
Enoteca Regionale Palatium - Place was aweseome.
Cul De Sac - Cool place with some authentic Roman style dinners
Pizza Zizza - It is just out side of Vatican City. The guys working were great. Tell them it's your first time and get the sampler.

If you are around the Colosseum for lunch, go off of Via di Giovanni at a shop with a red awning with Panificio written on it (64 Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano
Rome, Lazio is about the address). The sandwiches there are amazing. Ate there twice it was so good.


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ell_13
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Maybe I've missed out on some better places somewhere, but it's honestly the best meal experience I've ever head. 5 or 6 courses, non-stop wine, live music. We had a seat by the window but there isn't a bad table in the place. And it's a flat rate like the other poster said.


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Epic Cajun
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
We really enjoyed Antico Arco in Trastevere (neighborhood in Southern Rome). That whole neighborhood is awesome.


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MusclesofBrussels
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
La Giostra in Florence


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pnut53088
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Just got back from Europe (Paris, Florence, Barcelona) and some of the best meals we had were in Florence. Trattoria Sostanza is a great spot. I called the first morning we got there and was able to get/share a table for 9:30 that night. The butter chicken is a must order for sure.

Vini e Vecchi Sapori is also fantastic. Small place so you'll need a reservation.

The food market (Mercato Centrale) is also worth checking out if it's not already on your list. Worth spending some time either walking around downstairs or eating lunch upstairs.


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GEAUXLPOST
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Ristorante Academia in Florence was really good. Owner was an awesome guy who was familiar with New Orleans and had visited a number of times. Florentine steak was very good, very large, and cooked perfectly. Very Reasonable prices.

ARLU ristorante a San Pietro in rome... Walking distance from St. Peters square, everything was great.
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TheWiz
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Thanks everyone! Saving them as they're listed


keepAMERICAstrong
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
For Rome:

Another poster mentioned Cul de Sac. I enjoyed their wine selection.

Check out Roscioli. Make a reservation and be sure to go to the main location (they have a cafe style outpost that confused me on my visit). It's the best carbonara in Rome.

Sorpasso is great for lunch if you're touring the Vatican. Be sure to ask to sit in the back under the glass roof.

For pizza, try Pizzeria Baffetto. It's fun and delicious. The owner is pretty snappy - gotta be quick to get his attention

For gelato - Gelateria Della Palma. They have 150 flavors


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Civildawg
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Giolitti for gelato. It's the best gelato place in Rome. We literally ate it every night in Rome. They have fresh made whip cream that they add on top.

For dinner, alfredo e ada was our best meal in Rome. It's the definition of homemade Italian. It's a hole in the wall.


WavinWilly
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
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Giolitti for gelato. It's the best gelato place in Rome. We literally ate it every night in Rome. They have fresh made whip cream that they add on top.


Went here every night after we tried it. Great stuff.


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Birdie225
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
For Rome definitely check out Girarrosto Fiorentino. Nicer place if you're looking for that scene with extremely good authentic food. Best food ever. The filet with black truffle is ridiculous and the veal with sage is stupid good.


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CaptainJ47
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
My favorite place to grab a sandwich in the world is Antico Noe in Florence. From the SE corner of the duomo walk down Via Oriuolo about 2 blocks and it is in a covered walkway just south. I have not been in a few years but it was a stopping point for me whenever I was in Florence.


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jordan21210
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Florence: Trattoria Gargani and Acquacotta, for lunch any of the small panini shops between Palazza Vecchio and Santa Croce are good and cheap.

Rome: La Regola anything in near the Jewish Ghetto

Those were the standouts for us.

I recommend checking out Elizabeth Minchilli's blog, lots of great restaurant recommendations.
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Warheel
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
For all that made the Rome recs, are they OK for a 13 yo girl? We are going in June.

I will definitely take her to Giolitti..she likes American gelato so that will blow her away.


hungryone
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Giolitti is a famous, tourist-mobbed, historic place definitely worth visiting....but you can take a 13 year old girl on a fabulous gelato crawl around town every evening. Hit up Gelateria del Teatro (my fave flavor there is the giggle inducing flavor that translates as "grandpa's balls", palli di nonno or something close to that, it has pine nuts and honey, IIRC), Catalina, and Fior di Luna. Hell, you could hit all three on a decent not exhaustingly long evening stroll.

It's been too long since I was in Italy...this makes me want to walk for hours after dinner, from gelateria to gelateria. (My record is 4 different artisanal places in one evening's passeggiata, but these were just piccolo scoops w/2 flavors at each place.)


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GynoSandberg
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re: Rome/Florence/Positano Food Recs
Florence

Bucca Mario
Bucca Dell'Orafo
Illatini
Ristorante de Paoli

Rome

Orthello or Eustachio for lunch
Vladmiro Il Marcello for a nice feed me
Tattoria de Giggetto
Ristorante Santopadre
La Cisterna is the oldest restaurant in rome
The rooftop at Hotel Eden for cocktails or dinner


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