A ristorante can probably be spotted in every corner in Rome. Everywhere you look fresh pasta, pastries or gelato in every flavor possible could be seen at the display window. It's hard to spot the difference between each of them. Besides the fact that most (if not all) are called Ristorante, they all offer similar menu items.
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I expected the food to be a bit better. Other than the pasta and pizza, Italy is known for its fresh seafood but the fish that was served to us was stale and overcooked. You would think that the Italians know best how to do their dishes, but I've had better in other countries.
The seafood pasta saved our dining experience that night. It was different in a good way, I couldn't exactly pinpoint what it is they added that made it special. The rest was just so-so.
read here). Tourists should really beware of being ripped off. I suggest reading some reviews first before dining at an unfamiliar restaurant in a foreign country.