Brooke’s very in-the-know best friend, Ellen, hit the jackpot by marrying a handsome Italian and moving to Rome. (Hey, it has to happen to someone…) Their date night locales, frequently near the Piazza d’ Spagna (Spanish Steps), become my new must-visit spots for upcoming trips to The Boot. “Enoteca,” as they casually refer to it, is their favorite and now one of ours. The restaurant and wine bar sources everything from Lazio, the region of which Rome is capital, and turns out fabulous charcuterie & cheese platters as well as small plates. After a late afternoon of shopping, pop in for a Prosecco or a glass of delicious local wine and check out the ancient Roman archways that dot the slick, white-washed walls.

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