Our last night in Rome, Tim and I returned to a restaurant we had visited our last time in Rome, in March 2007. His brother joined us for dinner.
The restaurant, Armando Al Pantheon, is a small, cute restaurant right around the corner from the Pantheon (and our apartment). You need reservations; they take them over email, or you can have your hotel call the day before or day of and book you a table. I wouldn't travel all the way across town to eat there, but if you're staying nearby, I recommend it!
We started out with two kinds of bruschetta: truffle and wild boar.
For our pasta course, I had spaghetti alla verde (spaghetti with lemon, arugula, and Parmesan).Tim's brother had spaghetti alla gricia (spaghetti with bacon, Parmesan, and black pepper).Tim had gnocchi pomodoro.
For our main course, we split the Saltimbocca Alla Romana (which we had made in cooking class the day prior)...
and grilled Scamorza cheese (so delicious but so cheesy-- good to split between a few people).
We ended our night with gelato from Della Palma.
Tim had Creme Caramel and some other flavor. His brother had mint chocolate and tiramisú. I had a triple threat of Pomelo, Pine Nut, and Strawberry.
The pine nut and Pomelo were SO GOOD!!
We then stopped at one more gelato place (yes we ate even more) and tried the ginger-cinnamon at San Crispino. San Crispino is the favorite place of our cooking class instructor and was mentioned in the Northwest Airlines magazine. We had to try it. Then we exploded from eating too much.