Food is a big deal for Romans. And when it comes to food, it’s always best to follow the age-old adage of ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’. Follow the cues and you won’t be disappointed. Roman food is flavourful, simple and tasty. The restaurants and trattorias follow the traditions of centuries gone by, in ensuring that the food is wholesome and satisfying.
Rome restaurants vary greatly – some can be no-frills, and some can be exclusive, helmed by Michelin-starred chefs. Another thing to remember is that Roman food is not just pizza or pasta. There are other calorie inducing ways as well, such as the fiori di zucca, zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies, dipped in batter and deep fried, or supplì, fried rice ball mixed with ragù and mozzarella. Of course, if it’s pizza you’re after, do remember that the pizza here is thinner and crisper but just as tasty. Here’s a list of some of the best places to eat in Rome.
Most people stop by here for a quick but calorific breakfast of Maritozzo, sweet bread roll filled with whipped cream. Decadent and delicious – what more could you ask?
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Let’s begin with pizza. While simple flavours such as the Margherita find favour with many Romans, you could always opt for the Capricciosa, which has prosciutto, mushrooms, olives and hard-boiled eggs. Wow. But where to eat in Rome? At Da Remo, of course.
For some, the question of what to eat in Rome has quite an obvious answer. A creamy carbonara at Roscioli will do the trick with its lush flavours and simple, smooth taste.
One of the places to eat in Rome, especially for people of the vegetarian bent of mind, is Da Felice. They often come here to order cacio e pepe, a two-ingredient dish featuring hand rolled noodles, lavishly covered with pecorino cheese and black pepper.
At the Da Teo, a lovely little trattoria, don’t forget to order the aptly named Saltimbocca alla Romana (which means ‘jump in your mouth’). You’ll certainly be singing this to the slices of veal topped with prosciutto and sage which is then marinated in white wine.
In the mood for some interesting sandwiches? Head to Trapizzino, where you can get a pizza pocket filled with eggplant parmesan or chicken with red pepper.