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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    Definitely going to Asissi.
    La Villa
    S.S. 147 Assisana, 124, Bastia Umbra, 06083
    http://www.activereservations.com/hotel/brochure/en/83715#fd


    We stayed in this place, just a few minute drive from the walled city. It looks a little 'corporate' in the interior public spaces, but has a nice exterior garden and our room had a large terrace that faced Asissi. The restaurant had a pretty good breakfast, but what really surprised us was how good the dinner was (not sure what possessed us to try it that night, vs returning to the walled city). It was very good regional cuisine. As usual I had the pasta w/ cinghiale. I think my wife had some grilled meats.
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    Trattoria da Erminio
    via montecavallo,19
    06081 Assisi (PG)
    http://www.trattoriadaerminio.it/entry.htm

    The most memorable dining experience we had on out entire trip was dinner at an outside table at this trattoria inside the walled city. It did not look like much, but the setting was really nice. The adjacent building walls were lit by gas lamps, and you had the sense that any moment a few knights on horseback would come clomping down the cobblestone walkway. The food was fantastic. Their take on the cinghiale sauce differed from all others I have tried, as instead of a bolognaise consistency it was small cubes of braised shoulder in a smooth sauce largely flavored with, well, pork products I think my wife had a mixed grill w/ some rabbit and other critters.
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    [QUOTE=WildBoar;43432]That one brought a tear to my eye, as that was the first place where I ever had cinghiale."

    That was the first place I had cinghiale also. I go back every year, and enjoy it more each time. Oddly enough, we have found more leather and pottery that we like in San Gimignano than anywhere else in Italy.

    We will be staying four nights this time, and touring from there with the owner of that restaurant, who has become a good friend. I will probably have cinghiale all four nights!

    Can't get enough of San Gimignano.

    Colin: Have a great time, and congratulations!

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    every little trattoria you manage to get into with no tourists inside and staff talking italian only.
    Ask taxi drivers.

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    I'm bumping this
    Big day coming soon and I have to pick the place to eat for the big night.
    So....
    Most romantic place to eat in Rome... That must have amazing food.

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    Check out the NYT Travel Section(online) "High End Dining in Italy"
    Some very cool looking restaurants.....
    P.S can't say how romantic they are,but some good vino and great food can't hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    Check out the NYT Travel Section(online) "High End Dining in Italy"
    Some very cool looking restaurants.....
    P.S can't say how romantic they are,but some good vino and great food can't hurt
    Thank you I will check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    Thank you I will check it out
    Sorry CN,I just noticed that none of the restaurants featured in the article are in Rome..my bad

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    very romantic, local cuisine, awesome food and atmosphere, we loved it here. Very friendly family run.

    Ristorante Santa Cristina al Quirinale
    Via della Cordonata, 21, 00187 Rome, Italy
    06 69925485 | www.ristorantesantacristinaalquirinale.it

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    Apparently, you can now just go to McDonald's for a Michelin 3-star hamburger.

    Italian Chef Goes McDonald's

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