Me being first generation American with both parents stemming from Italy, my Roman pride is definitely high, but I will say – Rome is similar to New York in a way that it’s easy to get sucked into tourist trap restaurants that are below par and advertise themselves as “authentic” Italian. Also like New York, Rome is a city where you have to know which restaurants are actually the real deal. This city still stands as one of my favorite cities architecturally, that is packed with endless stories of history.