Author Archives: Natalie

Traveling to Italy in 2021

view of colorful houses in corricella procida a top place to stay on the island

Mario Draghi, the Prime Minister of Italy, and other government officials have recently announced a “Green Pass” for people hoping to travel to Italy from countries such as the United States. It was rumored that those who can show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19, can enter Italy […]

Amerina: Small Pizzas Near Campo de’ Fiori

I love to see that the Roman street food scene is alive and well even after so much upheaval in the food industry in the past year. Amerina La Pizzetta is a delightful new space offering small personal pizzas in one the most beautiful small piazzas in Rome. So it really has pizzette (small round […]

Carbonara at Roscioli in Rome: Recipe

Roscioli is one of the best places to eat pasta in Rome. And one of their most famous dishes is, of course, la carbonara.  Carbonara comes from Rome and Roscioli makes one of the most delicious versions in the city (and, therefore, in the world!) The guanciale is perfectly crunchy, the pasta al dente, and […]

Abbacchio: Lamb in Rome

roast lamb with rosemary in black pan

Rome’s primi (first courses) tend to steal the dining thunder. Sometimes it is hard to see past the rich carbonara and impossibly creamy cacio e pepe to the succulent secondi (meat dishes) that await as a second course. In Rome, the true star of the cucina romana is abbacchio. More than mere lamb, abbacchio is […]