Rome 2005 Archives

January 17, 2005

Quirianale Restaurants, Stores, Cafes & Bars

Here's a list of restaurants, cafes and bars we may visit while exploring Quirinale. Our first restaurant choice is La Lampada, but if it's closed, at least we'll have some other selections to choose from.

La Lampada
Via Quintino Sella, 25
+39 064744323
(Closed 2 weeks in January – yikes)
Chris and I ate here on our first trip to Rome in 1999. Every time we return we hope to dine here again but we haven't made it. Maybe this trip. They specialize in truffle and mushroom dishes.

La Villa di PizzaRè
Via Lucullo, 22
+39 0642013075

Giarrosto Toscano
Via Campania, 29, Phone: 06.482.1899
Closing day: Thursday

Il Regno di Napoli (from
Via Romagna, 22
+39 064745025

Ristorante Cesarina
Via Piemonte, 109
+39 064880828

Caffe Pasticceria
Via Sardegna 19-21, Phone: 06.4821902

Ristorante Giovanni
Via marche, 64, Phone: 06 4821834
Closing day: Friday night and Saturday lunch

Vladimiro, Ristorante Marcello
Via Aurora, 37- Via Veneto 00187,
Phone: 06.481.94.67

Giovanni Riposati(from

Via delle Muratte, 8
+39 066792866

Via Goito, 20
Castro Pretorio
+39 064469661

AS Roma Store
Piazza Colona n360

Vaticano - Restaurants, Stores, Cafes and Bars

Our dilema for the Vaticano area is lunch. We have a 1:45 reservation for the Scavi tour and must arrive by 1:30 which only allows us time for a quick bite after visiting Castel S. Angelo. Would have loved to try Il Simposio di Costantini, but it appears they're not open for lunch on the weekends.

San Marco
Via Tacito, 27/29, Phone:
Reviewed by: Sandra Pierce from IL
When: 2004
Excellent tucked-away pizzeria with good food and very friendly staff.

Tre Pupazzi
Via dei Tre Pupazzi, 1
+39 066868371

This restaurant was also mentioned in Fodors.

Il Simposio di Costantini

Piazza Cavour, 16
+39 063211502


Via Cola di Rienzo 196, Rome, Italy
Phone: 06/6874383
Open Hours: 7.30am-8pm Mon-Sat

From Pecepe (a poster on slowtalk):
If you want a treat take a ten minute walk to the market on the corner of Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Terenzio, next door to Castroni which is at Via Cola di Rienzo, 196. If Castroni doesn't have the very best coffee in Rome then it is in the top tier. The market next door has counters full of walk-away food, cheeses, salume, sandwiches etc. These two stores are about a ten-minute walk from the Castel Sant Angelo, and from there to the Vatican is about another ten minute walk. Since there are many shops as you walk along Via di Rienzo it may take a little longer as you window shop. Check Mapblast or Michelin for the map of the area from which you can print your routes.

AS RomaVia Cola di Rienzo 136, Rome, Italy

FORA/MONTI/CELIO - Restaurants, Stores, Bars & Cafes

La Bottega del Cioccolato
Via Leonina, 82
+39 064821473

Nunc est Bibendum
Via Celimontana 32, Phone:

Pizzeria li Rioni a Santiquattro

Via SS. Quattro, 24, Phone: 704.50.605
Closing day: Tuesday

Trattoria Luzzi
Via dei San Giovanni in Laterano

Trastevere - Restaurants, Stores, Cafes & Bars

Piazza dei Renzi 15,
Phone: 5803798
Closing day: Sunday

Checco er Carettiere
Via Benedetta, 10,
Phone: 06.581.7018

Taverna Piscinula
Piazza in Piscinula, 47,
Rome, Phone: 06.5812525

Bernabei dal 1933
Viale Trastevere, 93
Via Luca della Robia, 24/28
+39 065812818

Campidoglio/Pantheon/Ghetto - Restaurants, Stores, Cafes and Bars

Some places not far from our hotel.

La Deliziosa
Vicolo Savelli, 50
+39 0668803155

La Taste
Via Pié di Marmo, 34
+39 0669922186

Moriondo & Gariglio
Via del Piè di Marmo, 21/22
+39 066990856

Taverna del Campo
Piazza Campo dei Fiori, 16
+39 066874402

Abbey Theatre
Via del Governo Vecchio, 51/53
+39 066861341

John Bull Pub
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 107a
+39 066871537

Jazz Cafè
Via Zanardelli, 12
+39 066861990

Alla Corte del Vino
Via Monte della Farina, 43
+39 0668307568

Caffe Chiostro di Bramante
Via della Pace,
Phone: 06.68809098

La Fiaschetta
Via dei Cappellari 64,
Phone: 06.6830.1551
Closing day: Monday

January 19, 2005

The Plan - Roma 2005

We arrive Friday morning around 7:45 to Fuimicino. This trip Max Leotta is picking us up and taking us to our hotel the Teatro Pace.

Ah - another note, this trip we're bring Red Bull with us. Chris claims that this drink has some sort of chemical in it that convinces your body it has slept (and therefore gives you more energy). I think it's either hokey or that it's chock-full of caffeine. Either way, we're testing it out on Friday.

We've pretty much divided our days by Neighborhood. You can see on the other entries for this category the restaurants, stores, cafes and bars we've noted in each area. Our primary sources of information are:

Slow Travel
Rome in Detail published by Rizzoli
Blue Guide to Rome
City Secrets Rome

I've printed off information from both websites, so those combined w/ the maps and information within the books will serve as our primary guides.

Friday - Quirinale
Why Quirinale? Two reasons, 1) I want to see Santa Maria Della Vitoria or more specifically Bernini's Agony of St. Theresa. 2) Chris wants to have lunch at Trattoria La Lampada in the hopes of snagging those truffles that alluded him on our last trip. I've warned him, he may be searching in vain.

Roberto from Teatro Pace e-mailed me this morning, and we're all set for our lunch reservations at Lampada.

After lunch, and hopefully a brief nap, we're meeting Daphne from 3 Milenium Tours for a tour of three local enoteccas (or is that ennotecche).

For dinner Friday night, we're visiting an old favorite, Ristorante Abbruzi.

Saturday - Vaticano
We have reservatons for the Scavi Tour at 1:45, to which we're both looking forward. We'll visit Castel S. Angelo in the morning, grab a quick bite for lunch then head over to the cathedral.

After the tour, nap time and maybe a visit to one of the previous evenings wine bars.

Dinner tonight is at Checchino Dal 1887 to celebrate Chris's 40th birthday and snag some Buon Riccordo plates.

Sunday - Foro
Actually - we're going to skirt the neighborhood around the Forum/Collosseum. I want to visit St. Piero in Vincoli to see the Moses statue. Chris wants to visit the Circus Maximus (I keep telling him it's a big open field that we've passed a dozen times but he doesn't believe me). While we're in the area we'll also visit Santa Maria in Cosmedin to see the mouth of truth and see whatever else hits our fancy.

We're planning on Abruzzi for dinner again, unless something horrendous happens Friday night.

Monday - Trastevere
We've never been in this area of Rome so today we're doing some exploring. We'll head out via Isola Tiverina and visit Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Trastevere and San Francesco a Ripa among other places.

Tonight, we're having dinner w/ Tony Polzer, Danjiela (sp) and Daphne - Tony's picking the place.

Tuesday - well, Tuesday it's back home on a 9:55 flight. A quick trip but hopefully a good one!

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