Presently in Rome thoroughly enjoying using the Rome tour guides on my I-pad. Just an update on the restaurants in the 2012 Rome guide. We searched for this restaurant and was told that it suddenly closed and no one knew why.
Wow, that's strange. We ate there last month and it was packed. Did you find the restaurant and see a sign on it saying it had closed?
Thanks for checking again, Sherry. For some reason this system is not allowing me to reply to private messages. Man, I've had a couple of GREAT meals there!
Just in case you return to Rome I highly recommend la Pollarola, PiazzacPollarola just off Campo dei Fiori. We ate there 3 times. The house red is great and the veal delectable.
We go to Rome every year and have tried all those restaurants. Don't miss Aristocampo on the corner for their porchetta, or Hostaria Farnese between Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese. Great food! I don't like veal or beef, however.
Mmm, why did my hands type "all three restaurants" when I just meant one? I must be hungry!
Of course I meant, "all those restaurants."
Sora Margharita is not closed. I am in Rome at present and find that it is open for lunches but only open on Friday and Saturday nights for dinner.
Sorry. But that is what several of the local merchants in the Jewish quarter told us. It walked up and down the street on several days and never saw a sign.
Ricks book said to look for the white/red awning so when we were in the area the first time we didn't see it because it was closed - we were there dinnertime on a night it wasn't open! This was two years ago and there was no sign....we asked some local merchants about their hours and they didn't seem to know what were were talking about. A few days later, we were back in the area during lunch and low and behold there was a white/red awning was hanging over the doorway!!! One of the best and most fun meals we had in Rome. They were very busy, we had no reservations, so we had to sit at a crowded table just outside the kitchen....normally bad news....not this time - each time an order came out we looked at it and smiled at each other and must have moaned "a delicious sound." Shortly, the owner started giving us little taste tests of everything - WOW is all I can say! We were there for 3 hours!!!
Sora Margherita is a little hard to find as it is not situated in the row of restaurants on the main "Ghetto" street, but tucked around a corner off this street (Behind the Jewish info point). It is really just a door with a chalkboard menu outside. I walked passed it a few times before I realised it was there.
We just had lunch there this past Monday -- we were told it had closed for a short while last year when the owner was forced to shut down to due permit issues. It is now up and running, busy as ever. We had a reservation for lunch --- definitely recommend. Wonderful meal! There is no sign outside --- look for an open door with red and while fringe covering it.