The best carbonara in Rome: from Pipero’s to Roscioli’s, and from Marzapane’s to Eggs’

The best carbonara in Rome. While we all want to know which restaurant serves Rome’s best carbonara, we mustn’t forget that it’s a nerve-racking and challenging task. And it’s certainly not made any easier by the fact that Romans consider carbonara the queen of all pastas. But someone will have to do the dirty work, and taste each and every …

Romeo and Giulietta Rome: Bowerman’s new restaurant, pizzeria and ice cream parlour in Testaccio

Romeo and Giulietta by Cristina Bowerman, in Rome, Testaccio. Tel. 0632110120. In Piazza dell’Emporio you’ll find many things; a restaurant and a bakery, an ice-cream parlour and a deli, a Neapolitan and Roman pizzeria. Located in an enormous converted showroom that can seat well over a hundred, is this creative culinary space at the bottom of the Aventine Hill in Testaccio, Rome. After …

Eggs Rome: breakfast and carbonara at Trastevere’s new bistrot

Eggs Rome, Trastevere: breakfast and carbonara  Tel: 065817363. We’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s us (Puntarella Rossa) behind Rome’s new restaurant that’s totally dedicated to… Eggs. Out of what was once Pianostrada, in vicolo del Cedro 26, comes the product of a pairing between artisan tiramisù bottega Zum and Puntarella Rossa. Eggs will be our base: a central spot …

Where to eat near Piazza Navona in Rome: the best restaurants at the Pantheon

Where to eat near Piazza Navona in Rome and at the Pantheon. While Rome’s historic center is glorious (we’re looking at you, Colosseum) we sadly can’t say the same of its most of its eateries. After all, postcard-worthy sights attract tourists, which in turn reap lackluster restaurants that have no qualms about serving you a microwaved carbonara. But if you know …

New restaurant openings in Rome february 2017: sixteen places from Materia to Ugo, Altrove to Rosemary

New restaurant openings in Rome february 2017:  there is a great deal of variety among the new restaurant openings this season, from large established names to intimate new locales. Collegio, the new enoteca of Piazza Capranica signed by the Santarelli family (we’ve written about it here), should be open by the end of the month, rumors say the 27th of …

Where to eat in Prati, Rome: the best restaurants and bars

Where to eat in Prati Rome. Bordering the north area of the Vatican, Prati is a calm and sophisticated area of Rome with fine eats, good shopping, and organized streets characterized by a daily business bustle. Although it’s a short walk from some of the tourist highlights of the city, the residential nature of this quarter helps Prati maintain its …

Valentine’s Day Rome 2017, Dinners in the Best Restaurants

Valentine’s day Rome 2017. The 14th of February is not just any other day. So, to celebrate properly on Valentine’s Day, don’t miss the occasion to have dinner out with your significant other. Like always, we won’t leave you alone in choosing the best restaurant. Here are the proposals (continuously updated) for Valentine’s Day dinner in Rome 2017. Valentine’s Day …

Best carbonara in Rome, five places

Best carbonara in Rome, five places. Choosing the best plate of carbonara in Rome can be a nerve-racking experience. It’s a taxing yet necessary undertaking. And in a city like Rome where carbonara is king, the task becomes that much harder. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it, so we’ve sampled a very slender shortlist of just five …

Best supplì in Rome, the top five

Best supplì in Rome. Supplì have long been considered a staple of Roman cuisine. Legend has it that they were invented in the early 19th century, initially served as a poor man’s dish in osterie. Like many other traditional Roman dishes, it was a way to recycle leftovers. In the original recipe chicken offal was used to make a ragu which was …

Best pizza in Rome, five places

Best pizza in Rome, five places. Creativity is what it’s all about. But also highly prized ingredients and skilled hands kneading the dough. From your simple Margherita to more original and gourmet offerings, making pizza is an art (it’s no wonder growing numbers of chefs are queuing up to learn the tricks of the trade). Here are five spots in …

Craft beer in Rome, the seven best pubs and bars

Pubs and bars for craft beer in Rome, the seven best. An exceptional selection on tap, focus on quality and good food to boot – here are the seven best pubs in Rome for craft beer, on draught or in bottles from Italian and international breweries. Light, dark or fruity – you name it, there’s more than enough on offer including …

Bars in Rome for a post-match drink

Bars in Rome for a post-match drink Watched the game (bars where you can watch for free) but don’t know where to go next? Whether you want to celebrate a Roma win or take your mind off football with friends (in case of a bad result), Rome has so much to offer. Sample cocktails at Rec 23 in Testaccio or try the wide …

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Wine bars in Rome, our top ten

Wine bars in Rome, our top ten. In the beginning it was just Cul de Sac and Cavour 313 but then the wine bar trend grew and grew. Rome’s old wine shops gradually transformed into modern bars serving great food – the perfect places to enjoy a good glass of wine accompanied by a tasty morsel. And it’s not just slices of cheese …

Pubs and bars to watch Roma on TV, seven great places in Rome

Pubs and bars to watch football on Tv in Rome. For anyone who is either unable to travel to support his football  team away or prefers a more lively atmosphere when watching the game than at home, check out our selection of seven bars and pubs that combine football with good beer, tasty burgers and typical Roman food. There’s something for everyone from …

Best Irish pubs in Rome, our top 10

Best Irish pubs in Rome Rome probably has more Irish pubs than many cities in the Emerald Isle itself these days but which ones are not to be missed? Despite the rise of the pub crawl phenomenon, with crowds of foreign students swarming from one establishment to the next, Rome still has a number of pubs where the Irish traditions and …

Best dishes to eat in Rome, seven traditional and modern speciality

Best dishes to eat in Rome If you’ve ever been to Rome, you’ll be well aware that spending hours walking around the city, taking in the sights and sounds and trying to get the perfect photo in front of some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world is hungry work. So what should you eat in Rome? We’ve devised a …

Thanksgiving Day 2015 Rome: where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome, from Vivi Bistrot to Bakery House

Thanksgiving Day 2015 Rome, where to celebrate on Thursday November 26th. Who knows if the American traditions are seeping into Italy like olive oil (take a look at Halloween recently introduced to Italy and now widely celebrated); amongst these, the tradition of Thanksgiving is capturing the spirit of Romans too. From an enormous stuffed turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and …

The Food Markets of Rome: our tips on where to find the best fish stands, seasonal produce and international flavors

The Food Markets of Rome. Though Roman families and young professionals today likely do most of their grocery shopping at the big, budget supermarkets just like the rest of the world, thankfully the Roman food markets are still alive and thriving. It’s here in the marketplaces where you’ll find seasonal produce, such as wild porcini mushrooms or puntarelle greens; the …

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Sora Maria e Arcangelo in Olevano Romano: a trattoria that is refining tradition in the countryside of Rome

Sora Maria e Arcangelo in Olevano Romano. Often the best “Roman” food comes the countryside just outside of Rome. Though the Eternal City can keep you eating well eternally, here’s a restaurant to note for a trip outside of Rome into the small hill-town of Olevano Romano, about 45minutes from the city.

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Lobster Roll Mania: Lobster in Rome just like in Maine

Lobster roll mania. If we were in a Foster Wallace novel, we would go through all of the Restaurants in Rome with a fine tooth comb, and we would come out with a new wisdom (or maybe a good non-fiction novel) to recount the suffering of lobsters and the thousands of ways to kill them. Yes, because this Autumn in …