Rome Meetup?
posted December 28, 2010 2:17 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon January 10 at 1:00 PM, Disco Volante
Via Alessandria, 50, 00198 Rome, Italy (Map & Directions)
Pizzas etc. at Disco Volante. I'm hanging out in Rome this week. Let's have a mid winter meetup.
posted by Xurando to Meetup (23 comments total)

I could do lunch on Monday 10
posted by aqsakal at 1:20 AM on December 29, 2010

Hmm, I barely know what I'm doing for New Year's. Lunch might be doable on the 10th, depending on work crap. The evening of the 10th, though is out as it's my birthday.
posted by romakimmy at 8:41 AM on December 29, 2010

other suggestions welcome? Come on, guys - this is an exceptional opportunity. No Rome meetup since 2007, as far as I can tell...
posted by aqsakal at 9:06 AM on December 29, 2010

I'm just responding because this is the closest mefi meetup I've heard of (within 300 miles of me?) ... anyone want to come over here to Turkey afterward?
posted by Surfurrus at 11:43 AM on December 29, 2010

I'm up for lunch on Monday 10. Shall we make this official?
posted by Xurando at 3:50 PM on December 29, 2010

Sure. We're already 2½! Don't think I can make it to Turkey, though, much as I'd like to see the Pudding Shop again...
posted by aqsakal at 11:50 PM on December 29, 2010

Hi Aqsakal,
Before I can confirm I need a venue. I'm fine with anything you all suggest. Turkey is out with me as well.
posted by Xurando at 2:42 PM on December 30, 2010

There's a great place called Disco Volante (Flying Saucer), via Alessandria 50, five minutes on foot from either Piazza Fiume or Porta Pia, both well served by public transport. Excellent pizzas, but also à la carte for those who don't want to eat pizza. Sardinian specialities like roast piglet. If nobody has a better suggestion, I'd recommend it. No word yet from several other nearbies, like elpapacito, 3mendo, daniel striped tiger, progosk....

If everyone's happy with flying saucers, I can book a table, but final (or even semi-final) numbers would be useful.
posted by aqsakal at 2:14 AM on December 31, 2010

On for Disco Volante. I'll confirm it now and discuss more later.
posted by Xurando at 12:07 PM on December 31, 2010

Meetup confirmed.
posted by Xurando at 12:13 PM on December 31, 2010

Ciao folks - so sorry I'm out of town for the week.
Buona pizza, and buon compleanno to romakimmy!
posted by progosk at 8:21 AM on January 1, 2011

12:00 PM? Is that midnight or noon?
posted by 3mendo at 1:59 AM on January 4, 2011

12:00 is very early in Rome - the waiters will still be eating their own pre-opening lunch. Let's make it 13:00 instead, which is more Roman.
posted by aqsakal at 2:43 AM on January 4, 2011

Done. Do we want to make it even later?
posted by Xurando at 7:01 AM on January 4, 2011

The location is excellent (like 4 mins from my office, yay!) and I could come on the 10th. Also 1300 is perfect for it's usually the lunch break time for many. Alternatively we could move it to late afternoon (1800-19) or to dinner (2000-2100) and see if that's ok for more people.
posted by elpapacito at 1:20 PM on January 5, 2011

I'll pass by there tomorrow morning and book a table for 6 or so for 13:00. They know me and won't worry if there are more or less of us.

And happy birthday romakimmy in case you don't make it for greetings in person.
posted by aqsakal at 12:52 PM on January 9, 2011

See you all tomorrow.
posted by Xurando at 1:35 PM on January 9, 2011

Think I'll be able to make it; shall I ask for the party of Metafilter?
posted by romakimmy at 2:51 AM on January 10, 2011

MeFi sign at the cash desk - table 11!
posted by aqsakal at 3:44 AM on January 10, 2011

Here I come...5 mins leaving office
posted by elpapacito at 4:00 AM on January 10, 2011

Made it! Photographic proof here.
posted by aqsakal at 8:11 AM on January 10, 2011

What a great time. Thanks all. Now I know what a " jump in your mouth" is.
posted by Xurando at 9:58 AM on January 10, 2011

Hey, thanks for triggering it! Glad you enjoyed it - I did too. Hope you found the Coppedè quarter interesting and visit-worthy. Check out also the Garbatella area. Bests.
posted by aqsakal at 8:53 AM on January 11, 2011

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