Restaurants in Rome

Restaurants in Rome

Da Fortunato Al Pantheon. Dine in an elegant establishment with the columns of the Pantheon to remind you where you are. Try the pasta with shrimp and rughetta or the linguine al pescatore. Closed Sundays.
Via del Pantheon, 55; Tel:(06) 679-2788.

Pierluigi. A delightful spot, both inside the restaurant and outdoors in the warmer months, where rows and rows of tables are set in a tiny piazza a few minutes walk from Campo de' Fiori. Well known for it's antipasto and fish. Try the carpaccio of octopus and the zuppa di pesce (fish soup). Closed Mondays.
Piazza De'Ricci, 144; Tel:(06) 686-8717

Armando Al Pantheon. A cozy neighborhood trattoria that serves satisfying dishes such as zuppa di farro and a delicious antipasto buffet and a variety of crostini. Try the fegato alla veneziana (liver and onions). Closed Saturday night and Sunday.
Salita de' Crescenzi, 31;
Tel: (06) 688-03034.


Galeassi. Since 1907, this trattoria, with the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere to accompany you, has been serving delicious food. Known for their seafood, but all the dishes are recommended, and the dessert of tiramisu is exceptional. If the weather permits, dining outside under the umbrellas for lunch or dinner is splendid. Closed Mondays.
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, 3; Tel:(06) 580-3775.

La Campana. One of the oldest eating establishments in the heart of Rome, closeby the Tiber, you are struck when entering by the abundance of fresh vegetables and fish, and the homemade desserts. The soups are all hearty and delicious, including the pasta e fagioli. Closed Mondays.
Vicolo della Campana, 18; Tel: (06) 686-7820

Otello. A few steps from the Piazza DI Spagna where locals and tourists can dine al'fresco in an enclosed garden. The fried artichokes alla giudea and baked chicken and potatoes are two of the numerous choices on the menu. Closed Mondays.
Via della Croce, 81; Tel: (06) 679-1178

Inexpensive Trattorias & Pizzerias in Rome

Al Gran Sasso. A characteristic Roman trattoria that serves the typical dishes, all cooked by Mamma in her blue apron and slippers. A simple plate of pasta parpadelle with tomato or meat sauce and any of the second course specials are reasonable and satisfying. Leave room for the torta di mela, homemade apple cake. Closed Saturdays.
Via di Ripetta, 32; tel:(06) 321-48.

Grotte del Teatro Di Pompeo. Around the corner from Campo de'' Fiori, built over the theatre where Julius Ceasar met his destiny. The antipasto plate and the linguine al radicchio make a fine meal. A great place to go for fish. Closed Mondays.
Via del Biscione, 73; Tel:(06) 683-03686.

Il Nuovo Mondo. The piping-hot, thin crusted pizza could not be better, in this bustling pizzeria. Try the margherita with any of your favorite toppings, or the pizza bianca with rughetta, a fresh bitter green. If you want something to start with, order the Mexican-style spicy black beans. Closed Mondays.
Via Amerigo Vespucci, 9; Tel:(06) 574-6004.

Piccolo Arancio. This small, charming trattoria near the Trevi Fountain has Rome written all over it. Say "Ciao" to Mara and try the pasta fusilli con melanzane (with eggplant) or the orechiette con broccoli. Closed Mondays.
Vicolo Scanderbeg, 112; Tel:(06) 678-6139.

Trattoria della Stampa. This homey, unassuming spot serves savory, classic Roman dishes that Italian grandmothers made famous. The pasta fagioli (bean soup) and rigatoni amatriciana and meat dishes are house specialties. Frequented by locals and great for budget minded travelers. Lunch only, closed weekends.
Via dei Maroniti, 32; Tel:(06) 678-9919


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