Night 5: Rome
We didn't show up in Rome with a lot of concrete dinner plans, but I had done enough research to know the best way to find an authentic Italian dining experience is to veer off of the main roads and to find a restaurant whose menu is only available in Italian. We found just that at La Carbonara, probably the favorite dining experience of our trip. The service was friendly (even with my broken Italian), the food was amazing, and the walls were covered with graffiti messages left by past visitors. When we couldn't decide which pasta to try, our server was nice enough to give us half portions of two of her favorites so we could sample both. Delizioso!