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while i'd love to whisk him off to la pergola, i am a college student with a college student's budget. as such, we will most likely be ordering a la carte. i'm looking to receive the most bang for my buck; however, it's been a while since we've been together and it's his first time in italy, so atmosphere is a plus. thanks so much!
well, my fellow chowhounders, four questions: 1. is eric correct to endorse il pagliaccio? 2. is eric correct to swoon over la pergola? is it the pinnacle of haute cuisine in rome? in italy? is it the la tour d'argent of the eternal city? 3. can you recommend to me a banker who would loan me the money to eat at la pergola?
to safely install a pergola, you'll also need some pressure-treated wood or concrete to act as a stable base, and if you're assembling the unit on an existing deck, you'll want bolt-down brackets. if you choose to design and build your own pergola, you'll need to purchase posts, boards, screws and all additional hardware needed.
i've read a lot of posts on agata e romeo and it appears the main criticism is the price/value. my only stipulation is that i would prefer not to wear a jacket - i have no desire to go on another vacation carrying a garment bag for suits/jackets. i did enough of that on my trip to france/san sebastian last year and my recent trip to nyc.
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build a pergola over an existing patio (instead of building a new one) saves you a lot of time, money and work. if you’ll be adding a patio later, be sure to pour all the footings at the finished patio height as part of your pergola designs. keep in mind any slope you’ll include in the patio. most patios slope about 1/8 in. per foot to drain.