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Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, Rome

A restaurant that is 100 feet from the Roman Forum could theoretically serve the world’s worst food and still stay in business. Fortunately, Taverna doesn’t agree with this approach and serves fabulous pasta, meat and fish.  The inventive chef blends Roman recipes and ingredients with Sicilian influences.  Its shown up in some guidebooks and in magazines of late, so booking is essential, especially to snag a spot outside in the summer. There is a full printed menu but wait to hear the specials rattled off by Aldo or Claudia, the chefs enthusiastic kids. 

Taverna dei Fori Imperiali 
Via Madonna dei Monti, 16
Closed Tuesday

2016-01-07T14:38:48+00:00 August 29th, 2008|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|13 Comments


  1. Jessica August 30, 2008 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I concur…this place is delicious. Definitely order off the special’s list for what is best.

  2. Katie September 1, 2008 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I got the polpettone di vitello con pistacchi (veal and pistachio meatballs) the other night. They were a special and they were fantastic!

  3. Megan September 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Definitely also one of my favorite places in Rome. I love their pasta fresca with radicchio, gorgonzola and walnuts and their blending of Roman favorites with Sicilian specialties.

  4. Sue September 3, 2008 at 1:03 am - Reply

    I loved this place when I was there in March of ’07. I am returning to Rome in Nov. and this is one of my stops without a doubt. Loved the people there too

  5. Katie September 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    They are so nice arent they? Ate there again the other night and had the most wonderful sea bass with a bottle of verdicchio. so good.

  6. Brian September 6, 2008 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Any need to book at table for lunch?

  7. Katie September 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Not usually unless its a weekend and you want to sit outside. I show up without reservations at lunch all the time and can always find a table, inside or out. FYI Taverna is closed Tues. Enjoy!

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  12. shayma January 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    it truly is a neighbourhood gem, isnt it? i went there many times w our common friends. i know i always go on about testaccio, but i feel the neighbourhood equivalent of this in my fave ‘hood is Da Buccatino.

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