There is nothing worse than arriving into a city at 2.30pm knowing that you are too late for lunch. Add to the fact that I refuse to eat plane food and normally means ten plus hours without eating a scrap of food.
When in Rome, go straight from the airport to Pizzarium which is around ten minutes out of the main centre of Rome. Think awesome Pizza by the slice with unique toppings and washed down with some pretty groovy artisan beers.
We double parked our car out the front the Pizzarium (very Italian thing to do) and ate and drank on our rental bonnet.
For me it was the perfect way to arrive in Roma.