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Some of Rome’s Best Pasticcerie

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One of the things you don’t realize about Rome until you’ve left is the city’s (and the country’s) great tradition of pasticcerie. … Continue Reading

Monti Going Local On Food

A localised shop in Rome

Monti has always held a distinctive charm to me, especially when it comes to the food offered in restaurants, the art galleries and quirky stores. There is an dynamic, alternative, future-oriented feel to Monti.

Now, Katie Parla has written an article for the New York Times which describes a number of restaurants that specialise in hyper-localised food, only from the Lazio region. Lazio’s location right next to Tuscany may have been problematic – who, pray, can compete with Tuscany’s reputation? – but it could be argued that Lazio is working extra hard to position their products relative to their famous neighbor, and can therefore not afford to compromise on quality. … Continue Reading

The Pleasures (and Addiction) of Pizza Bianca

Pizza Bianca (Il Forno in Campo de' Fiori)

Do not underrate this delicious Roman specialty. To do so will be at your peril. Pizza bianca – the warm, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, ‘white pizza’ (although not a white pizza at all) makes up an essential part of the Roman diet. Some translate it as ‘flat bread,’ although no other flatbread I’ve ever had tasted like this. … Continue Reading

The Experience of Eating Out

A restaurant on Campo de' Fiori

Although Rome is known for its delicious food, service-mindedness is not a concept generally understood or practiced in most restaurants or bars. Prompt and friendly service simply does not go with the attitude: Roman waiters are a proud bunch and will not risk appearing servile.

This does not mean that you will not come across great waiters … Continue Reading

Voted best Trattoria in Rome 2008: “Maccheroni”

A restaurant on Campo de' Fiori

Trattoria Maccheroni (not pictured) has been voted the best Trattoria in Rome by Romans, in 2008. This distinctive trattoria on Piazza delle Coppelle carries the name of Italy’s most popular dish worldwide.

The restaurant has maintained and emphasized the delightful details of its rustic structure for an ambience that is inimitably welcoming and warm. … Continue Reading

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