Whoever said the best pizza can only be found in Naples, was certainly mistaken. Contrary to common belief, some of Italy's most delicious pizza can be found in Rome. Roman pizza is the paper thin and crispy crust variety and while it is the norm here, you can also find the classic Neapolitan style if that's what you like. You're really in for a treat with many of Rome's pizzaioli (pizza-makers) consistently striving for excellence and innovation.
If it's a sit down pizzeria meal you're having, do as the Romans and start off by ordering fritti. These are fried treats and generally include suppli (rice ball), potato croquettes, stuffed zucchini flowers and salt cod fish (baccala). In Rome you accompany your pizza with beer.
For a modern setting and where the pizza rarely disappoints, Emma is right in the historical heart. If it's a truly authentic Roman pizza experience you're in the market for, head to Ai Marmi (Pannatoni) in Trastevere - you will most likely have to wait for a table and then sit elbow to elbow with other diners, but it's worth it. For the best pizza margherita in town go to Da Remo in Testaccio and for a little different lunchtime snack, try Il Pinsere.
Rome's favourite street food pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) is more and more popular and for some slices that won't disappoint, head to Bonci's Pizzarium or I Suppli in Trastevere - here the bake their pizzas in old style thin trays and their marinara is one of the best in town.
Whatever you're after, Rome has got all you pizza lovers covered.
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