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A Sad Day In Rome's History

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In 1993, my mother and I "discovered" a great homestyle restaurant just off Piazza Navona.  This restaurant soon became my haven in Rome and I visited it more than 15 times over the next 14 years.  The thing that made this place unique is that the meals were simple, cheap, and delicious -- a reminder of the meals my mother and grandmother prepared when  I was a child.  This restaurant, although in the heart of the touristy area of Rome did not cater to tourists -- instead it catered to the working class men and women Rome.

Never had I heard English spoken in the restaurant and never had I seen an American in the place.

Well, this year I took a coworker to show her my little hidden spot in Rome.  Soemthing seemed different -- yes I heard English being spoken.  I interrupted the couple sitting next to me and asked them how they found this restaurant.  It was then I heard the worst news ever.  They said "Gourmet Magazine" had rated it as one of the hidden gems of Rome.  My little hideaway was discovered.  I was devastated.  By the time we left, the restaurant was full of tourists.  I only hope my friend Antonio keeps his meals simple and cheap and that soon the toursts find the next "hidden gem" and leave mine alone!

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