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Roma Deli & Restaurant – Las Vegas, NV

Like everything else on Spring Mountain Road, Chinatown’s main artery, Roma is situated in a strip mall that it shares with a shipping store and a tattoo parlor. The family owned and operated eatery has all the charm of any good, local Italian hangout led by the husband and wife team running things and the wall of shelves stocked with all sorts of imported canned goods.
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La Vecchia Cucina – Santa Monica, CA // DineLA 2014

I'm usually good for one Dine LA meal whenever restaurant week invades Los Angeles, but this time around I was ready to pass. That is, until I came across the Instagram posts of fellow food lovers @kungfoodpanda and @limer35 from a meal they had at Santa Monica's La Vecchia Cucina. Off the strength of their pictures I booked a next-day reservation and drove west to plunk down the $35 for three courses.
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SPQR – San Francisco, CA

Prior to going on any trip or vacation, I spend some time a week or two before leaving to compile a list of places to eat. Sometimes it's just to try a single item, say a certain sandwich or dessert, and other times I want a full meal that captures the complete experience of a restaurant.
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