Category Archives: Rome Restaurant Reviews

Looking for the perfect meal out? From pizza to fine dining, these Rome restaurant reviews will guide you to the best food in the city.

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli for street food in Rome

Rome has no shortages of landmarks: Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter’s Square, Pyramid of Cestius, Circus Maximus… But one of my favorite landmarks of all is the bright yellow FORNO sign on Via dei Chiavari. Antico Forno Roscioli is a Roman institution.  Locals come here for their daily bread, a few brutti ma buoni biscotti, and […]

Forno Campo de’ Fiori

Forno Campo de Fiori Rome pizza bianca

To me, Campo de Fiori is a meeting spot.  It is a place to agree to find each other so that you can move on to somewhere else. It is not that I don’t like the market there, it simply is not my market.  Neighborhood markets are, by definition, in your own neighborhood.  I wouldn’t […]

Riso Testaccio: Sushi, sides and secondi

I was gone for a few weeks last summer.  It seems that was all it took for the neighborhood to change. Screaming down Via Marmorata in a taxi on way home from the airport, I caught a glimpse of a modern space.  Despite my attempts to rubberneck, I could not tell what it was or […]

Supplizio: Fried Goodness in Rome’s Centro Storico

fried street food in Rome from Supplizio

The first time I ever had supplì, I spit it out. I was mid-conversation, and I picked up a small fried ball and popped it into my mouth. Without breaking eye contact, I very quickly spit it back into my napkin with little to no subtlety. It was one of the most awkward, and also […]

The Eatery: Rome’s Popup Restaurant

UPDATE 2019: The Eatery popup is no more. Sofie and Domenico have opened a micro-bakery and restaurant (yay!) called Marigold. It is open Tuesday – Sunday in Ostiense. Travelers passing through; new arrivals settling in; seasoned expats; future Rome-dwellers; locals. 12 of us in total.  Eschewing our local Saturday night trattorie, we found ourselves gathering […]

On Porchetta and Aging

It was 78°F (25°C) today.It made me realize how much I have missed the sun. Until I stepped outside, I couldn’t really remember what it felt like to be warm.  Winter is strange that way– that way it makes us forget. I suppose that is a round about way of trying to say: I am […]