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Fried Artichokes – Carciofi Fritti

Tonight I had my first Roman pizza since returning from a month in Istanbul. My friend Nat and I went to my local pizzeria , Alle Carrette, an old standby that makes great (if small) pizza bassa in a wood burning oven. The small size of their pies is actually an advantage, since it allows you to gorge on fritti (fried appetizers) with a little less guilt. At Alle Carrette, artichokes are battered, fried, and served with a wedge of lemon, a different preparation than the more famous carciofo alla giudia, but just as satisfying.

2016-01-17T14:44:14+00:00 March 30th, 2009|Categories: Fried Foods, Rome & Lazio|9 Comments


  1. Judy March 30, 2009 at 2:16 am - Reply

    The fritti looks so good and pizza on my godness. wish I were in Italy.

  2. Mama Parla March 30, 2009 at 3:37 am - Reply

    OMG- my fav place for fried artichokes and pizza bassa! Wish I was there to taste those delightful fried treats. I love artichoke season in Roma!

  3. Katie March 30, 2009 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I wish you could be here, too. Carciofi are everywhere now. I ate some alla romana (braised) yesterday but was still craving them and ordered them for dinner.

  4. Katie March 30, 2009 at 7:57 am - Reply

    @Judy there are cheap fares to Italy these days (a fried is coming for easter for under $400) so act fast while carciofi are still in season!

  5. Scintilla@bell'avventura March 30, 2009 at 9:15 am - Reply

    They say that the very best fried ‘carciofi’ are in Rome. They are certainly the most tender!

  6. Nat March 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Also the fried baccala’ was OFF THE HOOK. Succulent is a word I generally decline to use but in this context I have no other choice.

  7. Katie March 30, 2009 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    @Scintilla@bell’avventura yes you have heard correctly. the best fried carciofi are here.

    @Nat I also agree that the filletti di baccala’ are ridiculous. I appreciate you waiving your succulence ban for the one food for which it is totally warranted.

  8. Miss Expatria March 31, 2009 at 9:31 am - Reply

    WANT. Take me please??

  9. Katie April 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    @Miss Expatria I am shameless addicted to those carciofi. The sooner we go, the better.

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