For a foodie like me, Rome was heaven. I ate everything I could, anytime I wanted and of course, gained a pound or two even my itinerary consisted of 10 to 20km of walking every day. Food is not expensive and is delicious, so if you love to eat, you’re at the right place.
On my trip to Rome I used Yelp and Tripadvisor on finding the good and not expensive restaurants. Not paying a fortune and still eat well was everything I wanted to, and that turned to be easier in Rome than any other European cities I visited. Here are my recommendations on what to eat and where to eat it:
Pesto, Bolognese, Amatriciana, Cacio E Pepe, Carbonara pick one and you won’t feel sorry. Pasta is a must when in Rome. Pesto, Amatriciana and Carbonara are my favourite while Cacio E Pepe is Roman traditional dish. Pastas in Rome are priced from 6 Euros upwards. Mostly you will find it around 7 or 8 Euros in the city center which is still more than a good price.
Try La Locanda, Via Crescenzio, 43bis, 00193 Roma
After you’re done with the pasta, save some room for Tiramisu. It’s one of my favourite desserts ever. While in Rome, I ate one daily. Yes, daily. Having read that Pompi has the best Tiramisu in town, I was every day first in the line there. They have couple of their shops around the center and best thing about it is they work until late at night. One evening I even came after they already closed, and knocked on their glass door if they could open just for me to get one Tiramusu. It was past 10 pm, and they let me get it. I mean you don’t do this for any Tiramisu. So, yeah, it’s that good.
Try Pompi, Via della Croce, 82, 00187 Roma
Of course. How could someone visit Rome without trying the best meal in the world – Pizza. Literally, on every corner there is some food to buy. And almost every of those places is selling Pizza. But as with everything there are various pizzas and also of various quality. The first pizza I’ve tried was not that good, so I was eager to try another one as I couldn’t bear the fact that I will leave Rome without being swept away by some magnificent, tasty Pizza. So I searched a little more and found some of the best Pizzerias in Rome. I went to the nearest one called Emma, and this proved to be a very, very good choice. Pizza was delicious. I always eat Margherita, the original Pizza, and this one was so good. So, don’t miss it on your trip to Rome. And don’t forget to make a reservation.
Try Emma, Via del Monte della Farina, 28, 00186 Roma
Not really a big fan of Gelato. I know, I’m weird I guess. But Gelato and Rome go hand in hand on hot Summer days in June. If you’re craving for gelato, go find one that it will be really worth it. I mean, you cannot really miss with the gelatos, since almost all I’ve tried were delicous, but there was one really worth mentioning. Gelato in Il Gelato di San Crispino was one of the best I’ve tried. Two tastes, 3.50Eur if I remember correctly. Not on the cheapest side but it was worth it.
Try San Crispino, Fontana di Trevi, Via della Panetteria, 42 Roma
*And when you get slightly, just slightly tired of pizza and pasta, go and get some steak. Btw don’t try to find this one in the menu, ask the waiter and pick your steak from the verrina. Choose the weight and wait until is done.
Try Meat Martket, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 320, 00186 Roma
Btw going to Italy? Read How to prepare for a trip to Italy in 6 steps.