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Back in the day, one of our favorite places for a nice affordable meal close by the apartment in central Rome was Taverna Parione

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Back in the day, one of our favorite places for a nice affordable meal close by the apartment in central Rome was Taverna Parione

Located on a small side street off the tourist-mobbed piazza Navona, despite its location it was the real deal, with excellent food, especially the pizzas and pastas. But my very favorite part of the meal was the starter we never failed to order: focaccia genovese, the world-renowned flatbread from Genoa, served with sparkling fresh mozzarella shipped in daily from lower Lazio and velvety prosciutto, slice fresh to order right off the bone. Taverna Parione (like many places in Rome, if you knew where to look for them) offered simple, genuine and affordable eating of the kind that’s nigh on impossible...

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