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Rome Restaurant recos - Pantheon, Colosseum, Piazza Navona

Hello! I'm traveling with a group of 6 and looking to make restaurant reservations before we arrive later this month. Specifically looking at spots near the Pantheon, Colosseum and Piazza Navona (where we are staying). Appreciate the help!
Erica

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Near the Pantheon: When facing the building, walk down the street on the right side toward the rear of the building. Almost at the end of the building, turn right onto Via della Palombella. Almost immediately on the left hand side of the street ( # 37) is a small place called Miscellanea. We've found it to be a great place for lunch as the food is very good and the prices reasonable. I think you can make reservations on their site. Not sure if they even take reservations for lunch. The English option on their site doesn't appear to be working, but the menu does have and English translation. https://www.miscellaneapub.com/ You can also google it and check reviews.

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Thank you! I'll check in out. Restaurants with reservations are ideal since we are traveling with a group...and hungry kiddos. Gone are the days of fly-by-the-seat of your pants travel in summer!

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and continue past that restaurant where you will find awesome coffee at Sant Eustachio in that piazza! (at one time the NYT claimed that Sant Eustachio had the best coffee in NYC-after taking a flight to Rome from NYC haha) But you could also compare it to Tazza d'Oro, both which have their fans for the "best" :)

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We stayed in a hotel right on Piazza della Rotunda when we were in Rome a few years ago.

I had booked a private guide for a few things and she recommended a couple of restaurants that were slightly less touristy. We tried two and they were excellent.

Near the Pantheon was Armando al Pantheon which served traditional Roman food including an excellent example of my favourite Veal Saltimbocca. Back then it wasn't open on weekends, only weeknights, definitely needed a reservation and the night we went we were the only non-Italians. Just how we like it.

The other was close to the Colosseum and called Taverna Dei Fori Imperiali. We went there twice, the first time was a weekday lunch and we got in without a reservation. We returned the following Sunday for lunch and it was packed to the rafters. They remembered us and said if we could come back in thirty minutes they'd find us a table. We did that as the food was so very good.