We're always on the lookout for Rome's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in local cuisine. And roman cuisine doesn't disappoint. Roman cuisine is not fancy or refined, but like with many things in life, what may seem simple is often in fact, difficult to achieve. While you can find classic Roman dishes like carbonara (pasta served with egg and guanciale - pork cheek) or cacio e pepe (pasta served with a delicious pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce) on just about every corner in the city, it doesn't mean it's good quality or even authentic for that matter.
You need to know where to go in Rome to eat well and this 10Best list has got you covered. When we're in the mood for cucina romana Roman food in Rome, we head to Da Enzo in Trastevere - a locals' favorite - or we count on Flavio al Velavevodetto's solid track record and consistently great roman dishes. When it's roman style pizza (thin and crispy, almost charred!) we're on the hunt for, Da Remo or Ai Marmi are our picks. And for something different, Il Bar Sotto il Mare in the Prati district is an old-fashioned fish trattoria. Yes - Rome is close to the sea and the Romans know how to serve up amazing seafood as well.
You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Roman cuisine. Happy dining!
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