//Restaurants in Rome
10 02, 2016

Rome’s Essential Dishes

2019-08-25T07:25:57+02:00February 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. [...]

19 01, 2016

Taki Japanese Restaurant in Rome’s Prati District

2017-02-17T15:15:06+01:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |2 Comments

Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (Hamasei) and authentic, high-end restaurants (Taki). [...]

10 01, 2016

Janta Fast Food in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio

2017-02-17T15:15:06+01:00January 10th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |10 Comments

Janta Fast Food, the Indian cafeteria and takeaway joint former known as Kabir Fast Food, is delicious. They serve curries, lentil stews, and many vegetarian/vegan dishes in an extremely basic dining room just off Piazza Vittorio. Unlike a lot of the pricey Indian places in nearby Monti, this budget-oriented spot serves food on metal trays--an upgrade [...]

6 01, 2016

Secondo Tradizione Opens Near the Vatican

2017-02-17T15:15:07+01:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: |6 Comments

2015 was a rough year for new restaurant openings in Rome. And not because there weren't many. On the contrary--and in spite of the ongoing crippling economic crisis--loads of new spots opened, but they were mostly very bad, boring, or pointless. In 2015, Rome welcomed approximately 24,000 fake ass French neo-bistros, each an equally bad [...]

1 01, 2016

C’è Pasta…e Pasta For Roman Jewish Classics

2017-02-17T15:15:08+01:00January 1st, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |3 Comments

There’s this extraordinary slice of Rome wedged between the Stazione Trastevere, the Tiber, and McDonalds. If you can overlook the stench emitted by the latter landmarks, the place is almost perfect. In addition to its pretty pastel-hued 1920s housing blocks and views of Monte Testaccio and Gazometro, this swath of Trastevere’s […]

19 09, 2015

Da Artenio in Rome’s Testaccio Market

2017-02-17T15:15:15+01:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |7 Comments

If you’re curious how, in spite of intense daily exercise, I keep my BMI right around (emphasis on “round”) 26, it’s simple: I eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My source for the most important meal of the day? That depends. Some mornings I find myself in the centro storico where countless Romans scarf [...]