Category Archives: Rome

Hotel Raphael: Rooftop Bar in Rome

sunset over church domes from the rooftop restaurant at hotel raphael in Rome

There are a lot of great rooftop bars in Rome, but one of the most intimate and charming is the tiny seating area at the tippy top of Hotel Raphael.  It might seem strange to hang out at a hotel if you LIVE in Rome, but this is truly a unique and beautiful place in a […]

The Original Testaccio Food Tour with Eating Europe

Food tours are a great way to discover the unique Italian cuisine in Rome, learn about the history of the dishes, and explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Eternal City. One of the best companies to explore it was the first company to really start leading edible days out in Rome:  Eating Europe […]

Pastificio: €4 Lunch by the Spanish Steps

Like any good Roman-transplant, I spend a good deal of time happily scarfing down more pasta than I would have believed prudent 2 years ago. My hands down favorite place for a lunchtime carb fix in Rome’s historic center is Pastificio. Not only is it very very good, it is also one of the cheapest […]

Fatamorgana: Gelato in Monti

I’ve heard a lot about Gelateria Fatamorgana, but it’s in Prati.  Which may be the other side of Rome, but sometimes on lazy Saturdays, it feels like the other side of the world. But there is now a location in Monti and that is decidedly on my side of Rome. After a warm thunderstorm on […]