The Bottom Line
If you're going to Rome and like to eat, Flavors of Rome - How, What and Where to Eat in the Eternal City is a great book to take along. Easily portable (and also available as e-book), it's a useful guide to carry with you when you set out to eat in the Eternal City. Carol not only makes good recommendations for where to eat in Rome's most visited neighborhoods but she includes useful information for how and what to eat in Rome.
- Good restaurant recommendations
- Compact and easily portable
- Useful information about food in Rome
- No map
- Compact guide to how, what, and where to eat in Rome.
- Restaurants are recommended by neighborhood, with an introduction to each neighborhood.
- Includes cafes, specialty food shops, a useful glossary of Italian food words, and more.
Guide Review - Flavors of Rome - How, What and Where to Eat in the Eternal City
When I got my copy of Flavors of Rome, I was surprised to see how small it was. However once I started reading, I realized that Carol Coviello-Malzone has managed to pack everything you need to know about eating in Rome into this compact book.
Starting with how and what to eat in Rome (and what not to expect to eat), Carol empowers the reader to have a better eating experience in Rome than going to the usual tourist traps. She then goes on to recommend restaurants by neighborhood, with just enough entries to give the reader a choice rather than becoming overwhelming with too many choices. She gives good descriptions that include specialties, address, and closing day. The book ends with a food glossary and since it's easily portable, Flavors of Rome is a good book to take along when you eat in Rome.
Several of my favorite restaurants are in the book and I used it to discover some new ones that I liked. Browsing through Flavors of Rome made me want to pack my bags and get to Rome right away.