Restaurants in Rome
Pizzeria Al Leoncino
Via del Leoncino 28
06 68 67 757
open at lunch too. closed Tuesday. Great pizza near Piazza di Spagna
San Crispino Gelato
Very close to Fontana di Trevi
Formula Uno Pizzeria
+39 06 4453866
via degli equi 13. Great roman style pizza, university area.
Pizzeria Monte Carlo
Vicolo Savelli, off Corso Vittorio Emmanuele very close to Piazza Navona. Also open at lunch. Fabulous roman style pizza.
Via dei Sediari 4, 2
+39 06 6880 4807
Cosy, great food, medium to expensive
Betto e Mary
Via dei Savorgnan 99
+39 06 2430 5339, closed Thursday
A particularly Roman trattoria….you should to try the Carciofi alla Judea, the fresh pasta with matriciana sauce, and the bistecca di cavallo (horse steak) grilled on their wood fireplace! Not in the center (there is a bus that goes there) but really worth the bother to get to. Be sure to reserve if you go on the weekend.
Caffé Sant’ Eustachio
Piazza sant’ Eustachio, next to Piazza Navona
Incredibile…the gran caffè!!!! If you don’t want sugar in the coffee be sure to tell them when ordering. From the square there is a view of the back of S. Ivo alla Sapienza from Bernini. One of the signatures of the baroque Roma with its spiral-shaped dome.
On Via dei Portoghesi there is a teriffic osteria, the name escapes me but I think it's the only one on the street. Via dei Portoghesi is a nice residential street with one smallish hotel on it, quiet. You'll know the osteria when you see it, it's the one packed full of locals happily noshing away. Order the fritto misto, a particular specialty of the house. Watch as the owner works the room, and indeed the neighborhood. We were there on a summer evening and it was a delight to see neighbors stop in for a hello and a glass of prosecco. It was warm and welcoming and the food was great. Very charming, prices weren't bad.
Try Antica Taverna on Via Monte Giordano, near Piazza Orologio near Chiesa Nuova. Ciccia Bomba on Via del Governo Vecchio close to Piazza Pasquino has great pizza. If you want to spend a little more money, not crazy but more, La Campana off Via della Scrofa is always great. La Pollarolla close to Campo dei' Fiore has great pasta and really good meat dishes. Definitely try Giolitti for gelato, close to the Pantheon.
La Fiametta near Piazza Navona is very good. The eggplant parmesan is fantastic and the restaurant is not very expensive.
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