Whatever your taste or budget, dining out in the Eternal City provides a culinary experience like no other. And as the saying goes, when in Rome… eat like a Roman, not a tourist. Next time you explore Italy’s breathtaking capital, take a tip from a local foodie and savour the true Italian flavors being served up just off the beaten path. Buon appetito!
Via Garibaldi 18
Located in the Bohemian neighborhood of Trastevere and open since 1922, Antica Pesa is adorned in wonderful painted frescos and has beautiful gardens for al fresco dining. With an incredible menu of antipasti, pastas, fish and meat dishes, and desserts, the restaurant’s ambience is prime for romantic dinners. Take note, Antica Pesa is only open for dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
Sapore di Mare
Via Piè di Marmods 36
With superb seafood dishes—particularly fresh fish main courses—Sapore di Mare is Rome’s go to place for the sea’s best catch. Situated near the Pantheon, this is not only one of the city’s best restaurants, it’s also one of its most elegant. While Sapore di Mare excels at seafood, its meat options are equally superb. Dinner is served from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Vicolo delle Bollette 13
Not far from Rome’s glorious Trevi Fountain, Al Moro has been serving authentic local specialties such as stewed milk-fed lamb and pasta carbonara since 1929. Closed on Sundays, Al Moro is open for lunch 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and for dinner from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Continue reading