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By: Angela Nelson on Aug. 29, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Ristorante Da Pancrazio, Italy

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Ristorante Da Pancrazio, Italy

Italy lands on this list again with Ristorante Da Pancrazio in Rome, which is famous for a few reasons. It's allegedly the site where Julius Caesar was murdered, but more recently, Julia Roberts filmed scenes for the 2010 movie "Eat Pray Love" there.

This traditional Roman eatery, which opened in 1922, is built over the ruins of the 1st-century B.C. Theatre of Pompey, according to Frommer's. Historical Roman decor, art and furnishings can be found throughout.

TripAdvisor reviews rave about the wine and the food, and they give Ristorante Da Pancrazio good marks for price value. But they warn about ordering the lamb. Apparently it's prepared differently in Italy than the way most Americans are used to.