Lo Convento was recommended to us by staff at our hotel (Pulitzer) as its nearby and pretty good. Its a little hairy to get to it you're walking (you basically have to walk down a slip road) but its a friendly, family oriented place with reasonably priced good food. I had the fettucini with mushrooms with roman artichoke on the side, both of which were excellent, and my wife had the fried calamari, which were frozen so a little chewy but with good flavour and the spinach with butter and parmesan, which she didn't care for but I loved!
With dessert (pannacotta) and a couple of large bottles of water it all came to around €43 which is pretty reasonable for Rome!
The only downside was the service which was 'relaxed', lets say. But that was partly because there only seemed to be 4 waiters in action for a big place that was soon packed out. And waiting to be told what was for dessert does give you plenty of time to digest your main course.
Overall, then, the food was good, the atmosphere was great and so what if it takes a little longer to get the bill. Or the bread …!
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