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Jan 11, 2010 05:39 PM

help finding pizzaria in rome

a short time ago i read an article about an unusual pizzaria in rome that was using an ancient starter for their dough. i simply can't find the name of the place or the article - does anyone know which place i'm thinking of? i think they were also using unusual toppings - unusual for rome pizza that is.
i thought it might be dar poeta but now i don't think so.

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  1. It's not Dar Poeta. It's probably Pizzarium, up around the Vatican. Be aware that Pizzarium is a pizza al taglio place without seating.

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    1. re: zerlina

      yes!!! but it sounds like it might be a perfect place to grab lunch (can you sit on a bench or such?) in between morning scavi tour/st. peters and afternoon vatican museum tour. yes? thanks so much!! i really want to try this place.

      1. re: redgirl

        you will REALLY Need to get off your feet for a while in order to enjoy your afternoon tho.

        1. re: jen kalb

          lol i'm worried about exactly that. can one sit anywhere nearby? are there any local benches? this place so intrigues me - we live right near difara's pizza in brooklyn - another artisinal pizza maker.

          1. re: jen kalb

            just had a thought (i'm pizzarium obsessed tonite)...what time does it stay open until? perhaps it would be a good reward when we leave the vatican museum (around 5 or so?) on saturday and then we can go regroup at our hotel before a real dinner out. hmmmm. i'm going to bafetto but this one is top of my list.

            1. re: redgirl

              I dragged a New York friend there last week only to find they were doing renovation and didn’t know when they'd reopen. Bir e Fud, in Trastevere, is the restaurant-type pizzeria of the same Gabriele Bonci. Be sure to reserve. Why on earth, if you know about Bonci, would you want to go to Baffetto? BTW Pizzarium has a few seats outside on t he sidewalk.

              1. re: mbfant

                oh that's great to know (about bir e fud). but now we have 2 trastavere places on our list la gensola and bir e fud.

                1. re: redgirl

                  They are very different and in different parts of Trastevere (note spelling).

      2. in Trastevere - Pizzeria Da Ivo

        1. My husband and I had dinner at Dar Poeta back in Nov. 09 and absolutely loved it. The pizza was fantastic, the house wine was delicious and the bill was incredibly reasonable. Word to the wise - a carafe of wine comes in a beer pitcher. We're from New Orleans and were able to finish it, but some may not be up to the challenge.

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          1. re: noblejack

            I read this just this morning about Dar Poeta and the response was completely different.


            1. re: crystallyn

              I wouldn't let one review dampen a place. I've eaten my shares of pizzas in Rome and every place can have a bad day, including Dar Poeta and Da Ivo. But more than not, I've had excellent pizzas in both places.

              1. re: PBSF

                I wouldn't say it is just one review. I keep on hearing negative things about dar poeta. Fact is, it is a kind of pizza (the dough) that is neither Roman nor Napolitano, so real pizza lovers are taking an offense.