Dining in Rome

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Dining in Cortona
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Dining in Rome
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Dining in Rome

We only got to try a small sampling of Rome’s many restaurants because as I mentioned earlier we had ate at our hotel on a few occasions. But I wanted to share which spots we tried.


Satiricus is located in near Vatican City and St. Peters Square. Our guide mentioned to us after the Vatican Museum tour that it would be a pretty good place to eat so we tried it out.

It was very busy and large.  Satiricus has large indoor and small outdoor seating areas. Actually I think the restaurant caters to large tours and tourists groups because they told us they could accommodate us but we only would have an hour to eat (which was plenty for us) due to a large group reservation coming in.

I had a tasty Neapolitan pizza and a few Aperol Spritz’s.

Neapolitan pizza

My wife was still going strong on her Caprese salad kick and ordered one of those.

My wife’s Caprese salad

We decided to split a order to Tiramisu for dessert.

The Tiramisu

Costello Societa’a Re (??? Cannot find website)

This is another one of many small cafes in the area near The Vatican.  We just wandered across it and decided to stop in to grab a bite to eat.  This is how we picked most of our meals in Italy by just walking by and stopping in (you can’t go wrong).  We decided to eat inside but they only have three tables so it kinda feels like your in the way regardless to where you sit.  It was just too hot to sit outside in the middle of the day for us sometimes.

We enjoyed a pizza….




And espresso and dessert!!

Espresso and dessert for me

Espresso and dessert for my wife

A nice quick, cheap and flavorful lunch after a morning of touring Italy! A place many locals stopped in to get a coffee at the bar quickly and leave.


Oppio Cafe

Our last night in Rome we ate at the Oppio Cafe.  We were hanging out to get some family photos at the Coliseum near sunset and we walked past Oppio Cafe which is directly across from the Coliseum and decided to check it out.

We got a nice corner table outside on the street with super views of the Coliseum! We decided to splurge a bit and order a bottle of Champagne with dinner instead of our normal Italian wine we have been having all trip.  The Champagne was super reasonable at around $50 for a bottle of Veuve Cliquot!

Caprese salad

We had a great dinner.  My wife enjoyed her Caprese salad.


My wife had some Spaghetti.

Nice view from our table

I had a vegetarian pizza.

Vegetarian pizza

Our son had some lasagna.


A nice last evening in Rome

Quite an enjoyable and good meal. Very good value with exceptional views if you can grab a table outside.




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