August 16, 2010

Thinking of Rome...

I have always wanted to visit Italy. I saw Eat, Pray, Love this weekend with girlfriends and can't stop thinking about eating, cooking and traveling in Rome. Let's go!


New York Times Restaurant Recommendations:
Antica Pesa, Via Garibaldi, 18. A combination of traditional and more modern food. Supposedly a celebrity haunt, but it seemed pretty down-to-earth.
Giolitti, Via Uffici del Vicario, 40. An old classic for gelato. Try the rice and chocolate flavors.
Le Mani in Pasta, Via dei Genovesi, 37. Off the beaten track in Trastevere, but worth the trip. Mostly locals, and excellent food.
Pierluigi, Piazza dé Ricci, 144. Really popular and good for people watching.
Roscioli, Via dei Giubbonari, 21. Really fabulous bakery and restaurant for lunch or dinner. If you go at lunch, they will bring out a big thing of risotto — and within minutes it’s gone.
San Crispino, Via della Panetteria, 42. For inventive, modern gelato.
Sangallo ai Coronari, Via dei Coronari, 180. More creative cuisine combined with traditional. Nice patio.

Scoot Around on a Vespa: Barberini Scooters, Via della Purificazione, 84

Walking Tour of the Eternal City: I Love Rome
Cooking Classes: Italian Gourmet
Wine Tasting: Vino Roma
Outdoor Market: Campo dei Fiore
{images via j.crew catalogue via escapade, flickr, just food now}


Faith J. said...

I'm going to Rome next month. Only 3 days, but I'm very excited. Thanks for the info!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Italy is amazing! The food, the architecture, the culture, it's really incredible. And definitely stay at the St. Regis if you can! We used points to stay there for three nights during our stay and it was INCREDIBLE! It is such a beautiful hotel, the rooms are amazing, and we had pasta and prosecco at the hotel bar that was delicious! It's a true indulgence that is definitely worth it!