Foodie Goes to Rome - Restaurant Tips?
Hi Everyone! I'm FINALLY going back to Rome after having not been there since I studied abroad there 7 years ago. I'm only going to be in Rome 4 nights as I will be spending the rest of the time in Sicily. Since I don't have much time I'd love your opinions on which restaurants I shouldn't miss. Here's my list:
Roscioli (for a snack from the deli.. not a full blown lunch)
Cul de Sac
Pizzarium (pizza a taglio as a snack to share, not a full lunch)
Roma Sparita (even if we just stop in for a glass of wine and share the cacio e pepe and an antipasti)
Checchino dal 1887
Trattoria a casa di rita??? (thoughts?)
Let me know if you would switch any for lunch or dinner and if there are any missing. When I traveled to Paris I hit a few michelin star restaurants, but in Rome I feel like it's not about the fancy, chef inspired prix fixe menus.. Thanks!!
Quickly commenting on your list, I'd take Macheroni off (just not that good anymore).
Dinner: I've never heard of Casa di Rita. Dal Bolognese isn't bad, per se, but very touristy and not at all worth the price.
Yes, you're missing quite a few newer places that have opened. Have you gone through recent threads here?
Thanks! This is helpful. Casa di Rita was on an Anthony Bourdain Rome episode.. that's all.. and Tripadvisor had some great feedback by only Italians. I decided to skip Dal Bolognese. What about Antico Arco? Not worth going? I'll search the archives for some new restaurants that opened.
Well, I have only been for dinner (we are just tourists in the midst of a two week tour) so perhaps I am not the best person to answer. That said, if the menu is the same or similar, I would go at night and then take a walk along Passeggiata del Gianicolo - there are a number of places along there with amazing night views of the city. We really enjoyed it, at least.