La Tavernaccia da Bruno in Rome

cheese and bacon gricia pasta at La Tavernaccia da Bruno

Trastevere is known for being one of the most charming areas of Rome but, as with everywhere, there are many sides to the neighborhood. That’s why it might come as some surprise that one of the best restaurants in Trastevere is tucked behind a McDonald’s in a residential part of the neighborhood. La Tavernaccia has […]

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 […]