Author Archives: Natalie

Mastro Papone Seafood in Testaccio Market

cozze e pecorino pasta with mussels

The first meal I ate after stepping off an overnight transatlantic flight was glorious. Fresh fettuccine smothered in an anchovy, bread crumb and tomato sauce that was topped with salty pecorino cheese. The pasta papone is the signature dish of the new Mastro Papone seafood stall in the bustling Testaccio Market.  Mercato di Testaccio is […]

Piccolo Buco: Pizza Near the Trevi Fountain

diavola pizza with ricotta at piccolo buco

It can be hard to eat well near the Trevi Fountain, but the area has been changing recently and one of the most exciting new openings has been Piccolo Buco – a tiny, modern pizzeria a one minute walk from the thundering fountain. When my family recently came to visit Rome, they stayed just down […]