On this visit we returned twice as the food there was so good. The Jewish Quarter is well known for it's devine artichokes and excellent grills of meat. if you are not sure about the cuisine don't worry a bit, you must discover it.
Other highlights were Panella Patisserie (Via Merulana) where the coffee is excellent and the desserts are to die for, you can buy all sorts of excellent artisan breads, pizza, biscotti and endless jars of ingredients. For dinner (just next door to Panella) we also dined at Tempo di Mecenate where the Pizza is excellent and even for me some of the best pannacotta I have ever indulged in.
Below the Spanish Steps (once you can pull yourself from the endless designer label shops) you must visit Ginger where the who's who of the young and healthy can be found. At Ginger you can find wonderful insalata, fresh juices, antipasti, baguettes pasta and cheese. Great place to people watch too.
Although we were there for only 3 days we certainly covered lots of ground and for me the only way to explore Rome is on foot. Boy did we do some miles!! Everyday walking from breakfast past our evening meal.
By far though what I love about Rome is the Gelato.....no one in the world can do it better than Italy!!!
Next stop Sicily......