4 11, 2017

Eating in Rome on a Sunday

November 4th, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|42 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2017: Every Sunday I run into the same predicament. I want to eat a really good meal out, but somehow during the week I've forgotten how tough it is to get a last minute table. Inevitably I scramble for reservations and try to accommodate my increasingly picky palate. Don't make my habitual error; [...]

2 01, 2017

Where to Eat & Drink in Rome in 2017

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|30 Comments

With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it's true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to [...]

6 10, 2016

Where to Eat and Shop in Rome’s Esquilino District

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Rome on a Budget, Travel|1 Comment

The highly anticipated Mercato Centrale food hall (above) opened on a sketchy stretch of Via Giolitti on the southern side of Rome's Stazione Termini yesterday. The location, detached from the station's tracks and main concourse, will likely be the biggest obstacle the market faces. Termini is a real nightmare and no sane person enjoys sticking [...]

10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Markets, Meat, Offal, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice, Sweets & Dessert|5 Comments

Whether you're in Rome for 24 hours or 24 years, it's essential to know exactly what to order. There may not be anything spontaneous or whimsical about planning exactly what you're going to eat in advance, but trust me what I tell you it is a critical feature of eating well in the Italian capital. [...]

1 06, 2015

My Top 10 Roman Pasta Dishes (And Then Some)

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|12 Comments

If you have eaten at a Roman restaurant at any point in the past 10 years, you have probably asked yourself what the hell people are talking about when they bang on about locals eating small portions. Pasta servings have been growing steadily since the arrival of the euro, when purse strings began to tighten [...]

4 04, 2013

Some Myths About Rome That Need To Die

April 4th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Rome Dining Advice|49 Comments

Giolitti is terrible and this ingredients list is proof. It’s 2013. Sometimes I have to remind myself. This is due partly to my awkward relationship with calendars, but I mainly attribute it to the continued proliferation of falsehoods about Rome that were true a decade or more ago (or never!), but long ago ceased to [...]

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