Katie has many resources for dining and drinking in Italy and beyond. You'll find her Rome tips on her blog (especially this post) as well as in her many articles and books, and e-book. She also has two mobile apps for iOS devices ("Katie Parla's Rome" and "Katie Parla's Istanbul" and a number of online city guides.
Katie moderates comments, so maybe she hasn't had the chance to publish it yet.
Katie writes the blog at 3am after her two full time jobs (touring and writing) so give her a break, will ya?
Yes! Start a blog, be authentic, generate great content, network, tweet, and, if possible, get some academic credentials in the subject you are covering. Also read this post. And never write for a commercial publication for free.
In Rome, service can vary wildly from friendly and flawless to disorganized and inept. Katie has experienced the former at simple trattorias and the latter in fine dining establishments. In general, though, service is competent and friendly, but perhaps less so than in the US, where servers work for tips. It is also less efficient [...]