THE BEST RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNS IN THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL
In addition to being a city rich in history, culture and art, Rome also preserves the flavors of tradition at the table offering its customers excellent restaurants and historic inns. We offer you the places of the Capitoline gastronomic tradition, among world famous pubs and small hidden treasures.
RESTAURANTS IN THE OLD TOWN The restaurants in the historic center of Rome are truly unmistakable: checkered tablecloths and wooden walls with hundreds of photographs of famous clients, including actors and artists. Two historic restaurants in Rome that preserve an elegant look inspired by the legendary 60s and the authentic flavors of the tradition are: Alfredo alla Scrofa and Fortunato al Pantheon, which is located in the picturesque setting of the Pantheon. Between the alleys, the squares and the old streets near the Roma Resort Navona you can breathe a very different atmosphere. Giulio Passami l’Olio, a stone’s throw from the famous statue of Pasquino, is a restaurant that combines impeccable traditional cuisine with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. If you are in the area looking for high quality street food, a visit to Roscioli is a must in the immediate vicinity of Campo de ‘Fiori. Near Via del Corso, it is worth mentioning the Margutta, one of the first restaurants in Rome to have married the organic philosophy, which offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. Rome also has a tradition linked to the flavors of the sea, as evidenced by the many restaurants in the center: from San Lorenzo to Quinzi and Gabrieli, near San Lorenzo in Lucina, to the Assunta Madre restaurant, in Via Giulia, one of the most picturesque streets of Rome, behind the French Embassy.
TRASTEVERE: BETWEEN ANCIENT TREATMENTS AND KOSHER CUISINE Apart from dividing the center of Rome, the Tiber also divides its various gastronomic traditions. On the one hand, the neighborhood of popular origins has become over the years a beating heart of Roman life, which preserves intact the atmosphere of authentic Roman trattorias and the best pizza in Rome. Augusto, in the heart of Trastevere, is a well known place and has in its menu typical Roman recipes. The neighborhood also hosts many pizzerias, such as Dar Poeta, with its thin and crispy Roman pizza, and the Ai Marmi pizzeria, where the supplì are also to be tried. Glass Hostaria’s haute cuisine is one of the many starred restaurants in the city. Also in Trastevere, La trattoria Da Enzo is instead the place to find dishes that combine tradition and experimentation. On the other side of the river, the Roman Kosher cuisine, typical of the ghetto of Rome, is a unique combination that derives from the union of Jewish culinary traditions with the recipes of traditional Roman cuisine.Fillets of cod, zucchini carbonara and tonnarelli with chicory and bottarga are some of the recipes of this local tradition. You can not miss the Nonna Betta restaurant, at the Portico di Ottavia, where you can find the artichoke alla Giudia and the typical dishes of kosher cuisine. The recommended address is to the Ghetto together with the otherwise carbonara of Umberto Pavoncello made with dried beef instead of the bacon. While in the Garbatella district, the Ardito restaurant offers specialties of Rome such as tripe alla romana and coratella, along with the most classic and well-known dishes, making it a place of gastronomic cult for the natives.
Only by entering the streets, squares and alleys of the historic center of Rome one can sense its Great Beauty. But if you really want to understand how majestic the eternal city is, then we suggest you to reach the most panoramic points of the capital, from which to embrace, in a single glance, the magic of Rome literally at your feet!