When in Rome, do as the Romans do and Eat Italian!
When it comes to eating in Rome, good restaurants run the gamut from Japanese and Indian to grabbing a simple pizza pie at a little ol' pizzeria. But perhaps, nothing takes the cake than grabbing a bite to eat at one of the Eternal City's top rated Italian eateries. Whether you're looking for something modern, mom-and-pop or a little of both, Rome has something for all walks of life and wallet sizes. Restaurants specializing in regional dishes from Rome, Naples and Calabria can all be found in Mamma Roma. Check out 10Best's list for the top 10 Italian eateries from trattorie to pizzerie in Rome!
Local Expert Tip: "On the weekends, reservations are a must as this place gets packed."
Local Expert Tip: "A must try on the menu is the restaurant's 'cecina toscana', a baked focaccia type of appetizer made with flour and chick peas. Delicious!"
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to ask the waiter if you can watch them light the block of pecorino cheese and furiously stir in your pasta. It's quite a sight!"
Local Expert Tip: "A must try for those with a sweet tooth is their tortino di mele con gelato alla cannella (a miniature cake with gelato made with cinnamon)."
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to call ahead for reservations as this place is small and gets filled up quick. They do two seatings: 8pm and 10pm."
Local Expert Tip: "Avoid coming here is at all possible around noon. That's when all of the local high school kids take over the place for lunch and you will be expected to wait a bit."
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to reserve, otherwise you will wait who knows how long. Dining outside lends a totally different experience than inside. Therefore, request a table outside."
Local Expert Tip: "Outdoor seating is the best, especially in the summer. The restaurant lacks good air conditioning and dining al fresco with the exception of the winter months is always preferrable."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't forget to order dessert! A house favorite aside from the Tiramisù is the chocolate cake drizzled with cream of bitter oranges on top."
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to order arrosticini (mini shish kabobs) for appetizers and their famous totem pole filled with their beer on tap. Delicious!"
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