Best Eateries In Rome

When you are in Rome, there is no doubt you will see a large number of places to eat. Most, however, are of mediocre quality and because they are geared to the tourist market could well make you raise at least one eyebrow when you get the bill. If you want to eat out in this beautiful city, ensure that you have taken out you travel insurance policy, because if you get it wrong it could mean stomach problems and a trip to the doctors.

If you want to know where a Roman would eat, then here are some trusted establishments that are not listed in any guidebooks.

Pasta- Oldest Restaurant in RomePhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Pasta by nickdawg2000

Get the ‘real deal at Da Enzo

Trattoria da EnzoPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Da Enzo by yukino

One of the city’s best kept secrets, so please don’t tell anyone because the locals wouldn’t thank you. Eat like a king in this genuine Italian trattoria that only uses local products. If you like wonderful food and a simple setting to eat it, then head for this place and eat 100% organic. If you like artichokes, prepare to discover heaven.

An elegant meal at the Capo Boi

Don’t make the error of thinking that eating like a Roman means you can’t find elegance. At this restaurant, you will be served the best fish in the city, and although it doesn’t come cheap, you are after all on holiday so live a little. The specialty here is raw fish, but save room for the entrees that are enormous and will not disappoint.

Pasta as it should be at La Carbonara

Campo Di Fiori // La Carbonara SignPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): La Carbonara by elonardo

This restaurant has been open since 1906, so it must be doing something right. If you enjoy eating homemade pasta, that is cooked like only an Italian can do, then head out to Monti and visit La Carbonara. The thing that will hit you instantly about this place is the generous size of the portions and the vibrant atmosphere. Homemade pasta like ravioli and lasagne are all prepared with fresh tomato, basil and goats cheese.

Roman pizza at its optimum at La Gatta Mangiona

Let’s face it, if you want to eat the best pizza then you should head for Naples, but if you twisted my arm, then I would take you to La Gatta Mangiona. Situated in the suburbs, you are not going to bump into many tourists here, so get ready to use some of your Italian phrases, because that’s the only way you will get served. This colourful and lively pizzeria does Neapolitan-style pizza, pasta dishes and excellent salads. If you want to try a pizza that bites back order the tuna, pesto and chilli, with a glass of Peroni.

PizzaPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Pizza by blackbeltjones

Taste the Authenticity of Italy

The savory flavors of authentic Italian pasta with precise al dente noodles, aromatic tomato sauces and fine melted cheese is an experience your appetite will not forget! Enjoy the fresh and married flavors of traditional Italian cooking when you explore the many food options in Italy.

Charm your taste buds with a world of exquisite flavors and elegant cuisine, when you visit Italy. To get there, take
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Italian Pizza

Italian Pizza

When visiting Italy, it is essential to eat to your heart’s content! After all, the Italian style family dinner is meant to keep you satisfied and talking with your relatives and friends for hours on end. It’s no surprise if you end up at the restaurant for much longer as expected, but be sure to relax and take it slow to enjoy the authentic flavors of Italy. From restaurants to cafes and vino to street food, the delicious Italian cooking will not let you down! I recommend eating by region, since you will find some of the best dishes of a particular type all in the same place. A trip to Italy is more than just delicious cheese and wine!

For those days spent walking around all the magnificent alleyways and sights of Rome, I recommend grabbing a couple slices of pizza from one of the many tiny pizzerias around the city. With tangy tomato sauce, stringy mozzarella cheese, all topped with fresh basil, you will easily forget any pizza you’ve eaten before! Pizza is great for when you are sightseeing in Roma, since the pizzerias often fold it in half and package it up nicely for you to eat on the go. For dessert, stop in and enjoy one of my favorites, gelato! This cold and tasty Italian ice cream features traditional flavors and a wide range of fun additions which include fruits, creams and tasty additions like Nutella. Last when in Rome, be sure to try granita and Jewish-style artichokes.

Conchiglioni (large pasta shells stuffed with spinach & ricotta), spicy tomato sauce

Italian Pasta

Of course Italy is one place you cannot escape without sitting down to enjoy a big bowl of pasta or traditional lasagna. These two Italian favorites are best served authentic and can be eaten with a wide spectrum of options. In Venice, some of the most exciting options when dining out include risottos like risotto alle seppie made with cuttlefish, squid-ink pasta, all types of seafood, and fegato alla veneziana or liver and onions. In Tuscany, it is wise to take advantage of your options with delicious boar sauces over pasta, sauces made with porcini, salamis, and dishes such as bistecca fiorentina. The Tuscany region of Italy is also known for its legendary vino or wine, a product of the nearby vineyards. If you are a fan of elegant wine, I recommend a trip to a local vineyard to taste the true flavors of Tuscany.

Along the Amalfi Coast, some local caught favorites are grilled swordfish, sea bass, and mullet cooked with lemon and olive oil. During the autumn months into November, it is a great time to seek out mushrooms and truffles in Italian cooking. If you plan to travel during these months, you are sure to come across some of these seasonal delicacies. And for when you are hoping to taste something new, look out for something called arancia rossa, a unique juice made from the blood oranges of Sicily. And when your belly is full and you have eaten everything from pasta to pizza, you will be glad you booked Dublin Airport parking in advance to ensure an easy ride home from the airport.

Enjoy elegant pasta prepared in the most traditional fashion, when you visit Italy.

Author Bio: Lucy West is a keen traveller, writer and often even dabbles in photography. Based in the beautiful Kent countryside she tries to takes time out and to write and is passionate about all things social media.

Photo Credits: Pizza by acmePasta by topquark22

Happy Food Tripping!!!