Saturday, April 6, 2013

When in Rome... Eat!

Laura, a native of Rome, gives suggestions in this post about finding the best food while visiting the Eternal City.  (Also, check out her earlier guest post on what to see while visiting her hometown of Rome!)  

Restaurants in Rome are quite cheap and don’t lack in taste! The traditional ones are called trattoriaosteria and pizzeria. Here you can taste authentic roman cuisine dishes, such as: bucatini all’amatricianaspaghetti alla carbonarapasta cacio e pepe and, of course, pizza! You may also enjoy sipping a glass of local wine, such as Frascati white (for wine lovers check Castelli Romani Wine tours). Most of the typical restaurants are located in the areas of Trastevere and Testaccio, also populated with lots of pubs and café. If you prefer fancy and chic restaurants, then you should go close to historical city center.  

Café (bars) are everywhere in Rome, and it is here you can taste my personal favorite, cornetto (butter croissant) and cappuccino, or delight yourself with tramezzini (butter soft bread filled with almost anything you want) and pastarelle (sweet pastries). Of course, you can also have an authentic Italian ice cream but look for the bars that have the home made one (gelato artigianale). Those in Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori particularly distinguish for their Dolce Vita atmosphere.

Pubs and breweries are always in fashion to enjoy drinks and alternative music. The most popular areas are the quarters of San Lorenzo and San Giovanni, where students hang out at night.

Buon Appetito!


  1. Thanks for the great advice, especially about the gelato!!! I think Rome has the best gelato!

  2. Can't wait to see the new Anthony Bourdain show Sunday on CNN!! Thanks for a great blog!