I showed up a ristorante in Rome the other night to try to get dinner and hit the sack early. It was 6:45 PM. The place didn’t open for dinner until 7:30.
I was talking to some folks from Cincinnati on the bus today and they said they were able to find a restaurant that served dinner at a “normal” time and it was all Americans.
The siesta concept makes sense to avoid the heat…but it’s still a change to now schedule a 3:45 ish meal to hold me over from noon to 8 PM.