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    Posted November 7, 2012 by
    Soquel, California
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    100 places to eat like a local

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    Hidden Rome

    Da Tonino, Rome, Italy – Da Tonino is just on the outer fringe of the tourist-plagued regions of ancient Rome. But odds are you won’t see too many in here. The restaurant is hardly marked, has no printed menu and seemingly operates without a computer or even a calculator in sight. Once you are seated in the simple and very intimate dining room a server will tell you what you can eat; maybe they will point out a chalkboard. When your food arrives prepare to be amazed. This is authentic, peasant, simple Italian food. The pasta alla carbonara is the best I have ever had. Savor each bite, as you will be hard pressed to find food this good at such a price in this city. When you are done a server will drop by and scribble an amount due on your paper table setting. You will swear they didn’t charge you for something. I am not entirely sure this place is a real, legal business. But the food is worth the trip to Rome. Via del Governo Vecchio, 18, 00186 Rome, Italy - picture of pasta alla carbonara from http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1977611-Reviews-Da_Tonino-Rome_Lazio.html
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