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Rome For Foodies App Dropping Soon

Fourteen months of development (and around a decade of research) are finally coming to fruition. The Rome for Foodies app for iPhone, iPad, and Android will be released into the wild in the next few weeks. I’m trying to get everything just right so users will have the best possible product for navigating Rome’s gastronomic landscape. I built the app, above all, to promote the city’s food artisans and small businesses, so expect to find listings for Rome’s extraordinary but lesser-known venues as well as the well-deserving famous ones. There will be around 150 thoroughly vetted listings including restaurants, wine bars, craft beer pubs, bakeries, cheese shops, butchers, and natural gelato shops. You will be able to search venues by proximity, keyword, neighborhood and budget, share listings with social networks, follow suggested itineraries, and use content offline. As with any project, delays are inevitable, but hopefully you will be able to download the app by early January. To get the news delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Parla Food newsletter:

…and wish me luck:)

2017-02-17T15:23:23+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|17 Comments


  1. ciaochowlinda November 22, 2011 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the new app – something I’ll be getting for my next trip to Rome. Say hi to Mamma Parla for me.

  2. Donatella November 22, 2011 at 8:49 am - Reply

    brava, bravissima! In bocca al lupo!

  3. mart November 22, 2011 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Nice initiative. Best of luck for sure! Will you keep it up to date?

  4. Irene November 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Good luck! I can’t wait for it to finally hit the store!

  5. Erica November 22, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Katie, this looks great! Love the logo.

  6. Katie November 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    @ciaochowlinda mamma p says hi back!

    @donatella crepi!!

    @mart i will keep it up to date for sure. i have a feeling this app will continue to be a full time job even after it is released:)

    @erica thanks! it will look a little different on the final version, a bit simpler

    @irene and i can’t wait for yours!! wish we could throw a joint release!

  7. Shoshannah November 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Can’t wait to travel to Rome and use this app!

  8. Joni November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Very cool Katie, can’t wait to have it!

  9. Sarah May November 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    How awesome! Now I have to get a “smart” phone.

  10. Frank November 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! What a wonderful resource. If only we had this kind of thing when we lived in Rome!

  11. Jessica November 24, 2011 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Congrats Katie! I know how hard you’ve been working to get this just right and I can’t wait to see the final result!

  12. tavoleromane November 24, 2011 at 1:58 am - Reply

    Great news…in bocca al lupo!!

  13. nyc/caribbean ragazza November 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Auguri!! Can’t wait to see it. I agree with Erica, fab logo.

  14. Billy November 27, 2011 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to use it. Your recos are always great.

  15. Katie November 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you all so much!!! xo

  16. daniela del balzo December 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    carissima…in bocca al lupo!!! the LOGO is just wonderful!

  17. Tripp December 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Best of luck! Can’t wait to download before my trip to Roma in January. Happy Holidays and GRAZIE!!

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