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Katie Parla's Rome

By Parla Food Ltd

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Getting to the heart of Roman cuisine can be a tall order, but food journalist and blogger Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture. Katie Parla's Rome brings together 175 carefully vetted venues including restaurants, pizzerias, wine bars, craft beer pubs, gelato shops, and bakeries and gives users access to an expert's view of the finest food and drink Rome has to offer.

Key features:
-Browse 200 of Rome's best food & beverage venues
-GPS: Find nearby venues automatically
-Content and maps available offline
-Advanced search: filter by category, distance, and budget range
-Share venues with friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter
-Katie's Picks category lists author's absolute favorite venues
-Save your favorite venues to "My Picks" category
-Browse Parla Food, the author's blog
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About the author:
Katie Parla is a culinary historian, food journalist, and certified sommelier. She is the author of the blog Parla Food and has written and contributed to 20 food and travel guides. Katie is a frequent contributor to the NYT Travel section.

What's New in Version 2.7

New venues
Improved maps and navigation
Bug fixes and tweaks based on your feedback
More legible fonts


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Customer Reviews

A must have if you care about what you eat in Rome

My girlfriend and I found Katie's app on our way to Rome and we wouldn't have enjoyed our trip as much as we did without it. From the finest gelato, to amazing tasting menus, to local Osteria's, we ate our way through Rome almost exclusively using this app. We found so many hidden gems along the way including what we felt was some of the best pizza in Rome!

Mostly we used the mapping feature that allowed us to find somewhere close by adjusting the distance of our search. But we also used the app to browse restaurants as well. It was such a great tool, a must have for sure! We used it both on the iPad when we were at home base and from our iPhones when we were walking around.

Poorly designed app, please fix b/c the content is decent enough

On my iPad the maps are small slices at the bottom of the screen - with about 25% of the screen wasted on blank space. In order to locate the part of the city where a restaurant is located, I go to a different map, then come back to Parla's App to see her map for the close-up. Wasted time and energy. Please make the maps large enough to actually use. Also, please show the name, address, and phone number of each establishment prior to discussing it. The conversational meanderings are nice, but please give the bottom line first. And show a date and prices for at least a few menu items. How about showing menus with a "date of" for info about prices. Thank you.

Helpful both planning and on the fly

Just returned from Italy and really appreciated having this app in Rome. It is visually very appealing and well designed, but also easy to use. Great value for the price. Especially helpful was the map you could use offline when you're wandering around lost in Rome. It uses your GPS and gets you where you're trying to go. Nice to pull up when you're starving and looking for last minute options nearby, too. There are internet links to other city mini-guides, but hoping for more full apps for future travels!!!

Katie Parla's Rome
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2013
  • Version: 2.7
  • Size: 91.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Parla Food Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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