to getting good service
in a restaurant
is to realize that you do not rush Italians
. They don't like it. Rome
may be a huge, bustling city filled with homicidal
motorists and people who will kill
you for a parking space
, but the waiters
will always take their time to finish a cigarette
or glass of wine
before coming to your table.
Just because they won't say "you want fries with that?" doesn't mean you'll be eating bad food. You'll just have to wait for it, which isn't such a bad thing after all. Rome is not without it's charms.
Let it be.