Jetlagged and exhausted, we nevertheless went out this evening and made our obligatory stop at the Pantheon, which still thrills me. Then we managed to find a terrific little trattoria, Osteria del Sostegno, on a little street nearby. We had been to this place the last time we were in Rome and had one of our best and most reasonably priced meals here.
We did this time too--49 euros for two delicious courses and a bottle of decent house Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (8 euros!). As opposed to 43 euros for a sandwich and wine, with coffee for one of us, at the Cafe de Paris, across the street from the Excelsior. Yeah, we knew what we were doing, but we were too damned tired to do anything else when we arrived and waited for the room to be ready.