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Testaccio & Trastevere Restaurants

ridgewalker Apr 20, 2010 08:50 PM

We'll be back in Rome next week, if the volcano allows. Probably a good idea to reserve a few meals (esp. on the weekend) and then leave other days more open. Considering the following restaurants. Anyone have recent experiences in these places? Also, any other suggestions for great food and fun ambiance in Testaccio or Trastevere.



La Gensola


Da Agusto

L'Acino Brillo


Thanks for any input.

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  1. ttoommyy RE: ridgewalker Apr 21, 2010 06:07 AM

    I've not been to any of the above, but have you been to Checchino dal 1887 in Testaccio? Traditional Roman cuisine of that area. We really love it.


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      DaleJ RE: ridgewalker Apr 21, 2010 09:12 AM

      I've enjoyed Pizzari Remo several times. Its in the center of Testaccio and is a local institution. Also good fried baccala.

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        zerlina RE: DaleJ Apr 21, 2010 09:48 AM

        My one and only meal at Paris was a major disappointment: leaden fritti and carbonara with eggy water at the bottom of the plate.

        I second Checchino in Testaccio.

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        redgirl RE: ridgewalker Apr 21, 2010 01:48 PM

        we were at felice end of march and thought the food was fabulous. we had gnocci, ravioli, roasted spring lamb (just about the best i've ever eaten) and pork ribs in a red sauce (or, as they say here in brooklyn, sawce - or, very old school: gravy). the pasta portions are very large and we had no room for desserts but they looked amazing. a sophisticated hip trattoria atmostphere and you need reservations.

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