Entries from What I Really Think tagged with 'restaurants'

Ristorante Gembro – Saturday Night (10/09/10)

There are certain moments that seem decidedly Italian to me. Like Friday, when I boarded the Malpensa Express from Centrale train station to return to the airport, there were two empty seats with a bag laying across them. I looked...

Tuesday Again

Lest you think we ended our trip on a sour note, don’t fret (well, actually we did, but you can read about that here), we still had one more free day in Tel Aviv to spend time together. Originally, when...

And on the Fourth Day, They Rested

I know G-d rested on the Sabbath, but we rested on Thursday … sort of. Everyone but me (up at 7:30am) slept in until almost 10:00am. By the time we got out the door and moving it was probably after...

Tuesday - Part II

The girls were tired and Becky felt a bit off about visiting Bethlehem, so they opted to stay in the room while Chris and I went. For us to visit though, was a convoluted, not scary, not nerve-racking but maybe...

The Bulldog

Our first night we went for dinner at Le Bouledogue, a brasserie/cafe down the street from the apartment. Originally, I had contacted them, via e-mail, asking for a 7:30 reservation, but since I never heard back from them, I assumed...

Day 2 - Rome

I think I totally forgot about day two. So after a pretty exhausting day on Thursday, I was feeling it when we woke Friday. We did manage to sleep in though. I have to say the double-shudder system at the...

Day 5 - Avignonesi

Well, there's nothing like some incredibly horrible news (not related to my health, don't worry), and jet lag to get you up at 3:00am. So I took Pauline's advice, and wrote up another entry to take my minds off things....

Day 4 – Dinner – L’Agnolo

In years past, one of our favorite restaurants to visit was Trattoria Sciame. We stumbled upon it during our 2003 trip and returned a couple of times during our 2005 trip. Since then though, it has changed names, now...

Itinerary - One Week in Montalcino - Sunday Nov 9

San Giovanni D’Asso This small town is about twenty five minutes from Montalcino. We passed by it on our way from Castelmuzio to Siena during our 2003 trip. They’re known for a Tuscan white truffle (the town has more truffle...

Itinerary - One Week in Montalcino - Background and Arrival

I'm putting together a high level packet of informatin for Andy and Katy, who will be joining us on our trip in November to Montalcino. So I figured I might as well copy the info here too in case anyone...

On The Road Again

Pantheon - Rome 2003 Yep, things are coming together for our fall trip to Italy! It's been 3.5 years since we've been and I'm looking forward to it. First off, we booked our airfare last week. I had wanted...

Sette Osteria

Last night we went for dinner at Sette Osteria, recommeded by Chiocciola on the Slow Travel Talk Forums. I was looking for an inexpensive place, near our hotel, where both the kids and adults could find something good to eat...

Gordon Biersch

When we were in San Francisco some ten years ago, we stopped for lunch, or was it dinner, one day at Gordon Biersch and were introduced to their addicting garlic fries (which we later chowed down upon at a Giants'...

Louis Vins

Shannon's Dinner Shannon became intimitely familiar with this little guy at dinner last night. So who knew what a Perigourdinne Salad was? Not us, until we tasted it. Marley's Menu Master stinks. I lucked out though with Mesculun and...

The Chef's Table - NECI

Last night we drove to Montpellier, Vermont’s capita (and the smallest state capital in the US, by the way), to have dinner at the New England Culinary Institute. The Institute has two campuses, one in Essex and one in Montpellier...

Mr. Pickwick's

We went to Mr. Pickwick’s expecting and craving a British pub, you know, with pub food like burgers, bangers, fish and chips but what we got was an “upscale” British restaurant. Not that that’s a bad thing, just a thing....

Wow It's Been a While

Yeah, I know, I'm a bad blogger but what with working and the kids...excuses, excuses. But now, since I've removed one of those impediments (no I didn't get rid of the kids), I'm hoping to have more free time here....

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

Some places not far from our hotel.

Trastevere - Restaurants, Stores, Cafes & Bars

Augusto 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 Rome 00153...

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

La Bottega del Cioccolato Via Leonina, 82 Rome 00184 Cavour +39 064821473 Nunc est Bibendum Via Celimontana 32, Phone: 06.77.20.1145 Pizzeria li Rioni a Santiquattro Via SS. Quattro, 24, Phone: 704.50.605 Closing day: Tuesday Trattoria Luzzi Via dei San Giovanni...

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...

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,...