Friday, June 07, 2013

Thursday in Trastevere

We ended up spending a lot of time in the Trastevere area of Rome. The name means across the river and it is literally across the river from a lot of the main attractions and the somewhat pricier restaurants. This time we used a guide book that we found in the apartment and decided to go to a restaurant listed in there. It wasn't duplicated in any of the other guides, so I had my fingers crossed.

We took a Taxi to the Piazza di Santa Cecilia, looked at the restaurant and decided to pass. It really seemed a little run down. There were about 3 or 4 other trattorias in the area and one was very nice, so we stayed. My husband ordered the fixed price fish menu of 3 courses and I ordered the fixed price meat menu, also 3 courses - both cost 18.00 euros each. The kids just ordered here and there.  Everything was delicious.

Mozzarella with Tomatoes and Basil
My husband's starter was grilled octopus

Octopus Salad 
My son had a mixed seafood starter.

Mixed Seafood Starter
The first courses were pastas.

Pasts First Course
This is a seafood pasta.

For the main (second) course, I had grilled pork, my husband had grilled bream and my daughter had grilled chicken with grilled vegetables. A whole lot of grilling going on :)

Grilled Dinner
It was a lovely evening. After the meal, the kids went out to do a little more exploring and we came home. Tomorrow is our last day in Rome. It's very sad to leave, but I am looking forward to our stay in Cinque Terre. I am not sure how often, I'll be able to post. I'll have to figure out where the wifi is first.

I will also respond to other posts. I've just been a little tight for time. My husband is a bit of a Luddite and thinks that holidays are periods of time away from the computer. There's four of us and three computers. We my have convinced him to get a MAC for our next vacation, just so that he can have something that communicates with him :)

Have a great day!!

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