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Tripe? Again?!


I am very obsessed with tripe. That is why I wrote a post about trippa alla romana back in June and am now revisiting the subject fewer than 3 months later. I don’t know what it is about bits of boiled stomach finished in tomato sauce that make me go nuts. Perhaps it is the way that the sauce sits in the folds of the tissue, lending its flavor to the otherwise bland substance. Or how grated pecorino mixed with sauce form a creamy paste on the slippery strips when mixed. Whatever it is, there is just something about the texture that makes trippa my secondo piatto of choice in Rome.

Some places I love for trippa alla romana are: Checchino dal 1887, Settimio al Pellegrino, Augustarello, and Roma Sparita.

2016-01-07T14:37:52+00:00 September 9th, 2009|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Offal, Rome & Lazio|10 Comments


  1. Peter @ italyMONDO! September 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    This is one of those things that, if you never had, you need to just close your eyes and eat it. Then you’ll see how good it is and keep on eating (most likely with your eyes still closed!!) lol

  2. lilli September 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    devi assolutamente provare la Trippa bianca con i Porri di Beppe Battaglino a Bra, non so se per Cheese la prepara già perchè i porri di Cervere non ci sono ancora, è sublime!!!!

    Ristorante Battaglino a Bra


    • Katie September 11, 2009 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      @peter baby steps to the eyes wide open trip experience!

      @lilli grazie del consiglio. e’ da troppo tempo che nn vado in piemonte e mi manca tanto!

  3. Tom September 12, 2009 at 2:49 am - Reply

    We’re going to Checchino dal 1887 in December (three weeks in Italy…I’m literally counting the days: just 91 to go!) with Maureen Fant through Context Travel. We can’t wait! Been there once before and have been longing to have the pajata again ever since!

  4. Katie September 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    @Tom LOVE the pajata there. have you seen this post?

  5. Michelle September 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I would never eat it, I thought, but maybe disguised in that lovely sauce…Americans don’t eat tripe generally, but I’m sure the taste isn’t as bad as we think.

  6. Katie September 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I think it is not the flavor but the texture that some people don’t like. And then the fact it is stomach isnt so attractive to others…CLEARLY does not bother me, though!

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  9. Danielle September 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie! My husband and I are off to Rome for 8 days next month and your advice here has been a godsend – THANK YOU!!

    Regarding Checchino dal 1887… Do they only specialize in organ meats or could we get some delicious meat and/or meaty pasta dishes? (My husband is perpetually in search of an amazing ragu!) Could you give us an idea of cost – say, without wine, on average how many euros per person? Also, would we look out of place there in casual clothes?

    We’re planning most meals at tasty, no-frills restos (like Cul de Sac) but if you can suggest a higher calibre but not super pricey place for a special dinner, that would be great. Will any patios be open around mid-October?

    Thanks again, Katie! We love Rome so much and you’re pointing us towards Roman yumminess!

    Danielle, Montreal

    P.S. The gelato debate is CONFUSING! Why does no one talk about Fior Fiore and their INCREDIBLE dark chocolate gelato??!

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