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)
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
& 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