In my opinion the Aberdeen is the best place to stay in Roma. We have stayed there many times and never had any of the problems mentioned by Susan. However, if you did, all you have to do is mention it to Annamaria and she will change you to another room. As to places to eat, there is a good restaurant, Target, one block away and just a half block further at the Esedra Mall is another good restaurant with good gelato and take out too. In addition there is an alimentaria a few steps outside the Aberdeen door where you can get sandwiches, pizza or the makings for a nice picnic.