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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 175 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

Like having a good friend in Rome

When in Rome...use this app! Aesthetics aside (this app IS beautiful), the app contains a plethora of information. Toss aside your guidebooks, they are likely outdated anyway. On my recent trip, I visited at least 5 establishments that Katie recommended and I have to say that her descriptions were spot on. Do yourself a favor, put in the extra effort and savor the REAL Rome, and avoid the over-priced, low quality, tourist traps. Check out her blog as well. Thanks, Katie! Can't wait for you to tackle more cities. :)

Author has Good Credibility

The author is the go-to guide in Rome for many of the best Italian chefs that the States have to offer, such as Mario Batali and Brad Spence. If you want to get inspired by authentic Roman foods and if you don't want to get ripped off by many tourist traps in Rome, use this app. Katie Parla constantly keeps her recommended list updated as many of the good old standbys have turned into tourist traps.

The only reason I gave it a four-star is because the app crashes constantly on my iPad Air whenever I tap for more info about food tours. I hope this will be fixed soon.

All you need for dining in Rome!

Katie is fantastic, and her app is the only resource you need when it comes to dining in Rome. We ate at 4 of her recommendations in our 3 days in Rome, and each one proved better than the last. It's still hard to pick a favorite. From the quality of food, to ambiance, to gracious restaurateurs, Rome truly impressed thanks to Katie Parla. The GPS on the app makes it worth it alone... It's great to have your bearings and not rack up roaming charges.

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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