Rome in August
Rome in August is a mixed bag. Lots of restaurants and stores are closed (boo), but many locals go on vacation so there is plenty of parking (yay!). And every summer there is a new outdoor hangout along the Tevere. There are restaurants, bars and shops that all get built up.
Ryan and I picked out a packed riverside restaurant to load up on seafood – and Mussels and Clams are among our favorites.
This was the dish we saw everyone ordering, including walkups to the window who walked away with paper cones … and it was fantastic. Moscardini are mini octopuses … I think.
Everyone talks about Pompi as the best tiramisu in Rome – and this was our first opportunity to try it. Ryan was generous enough to let us try Strawberry (for me) instead of coffee (for him). Though I think next time we’ll have to try the coffee. I wasn’t actually that impressed … but it’s possible that it’s cause I don’t really like tiramisu. *shrug*
L’Archetto is a fun little restaurant in Rome. The menu is an endless list of spaghetti with sauces. Actually, as much as we americans associate spaghetti with Italian food … I think L’Archetto is the only place we’ve actually eaten spaghetti. We like to go there in groups, so each person can order a different dish and we can try them all. I think the one in the picture is the ‘Chanel’ with lobster … and maybe pesto, my favorite! :-p
Some friends of ours came to Rome for a visit – and their daughter was having fun dancing with Ryan at the Trevi fountain – I may or may not have taken 10 pictures of her dancing around Ryan as a May Pole. :)