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.

Gelato in Trastevere: Fatamorgana

This time of year, everything starts to seem over the top which is why it is critical to remember that sometimes things that are small are also things that are very important. Gelato, for example, is a small important thing. I prefer cones to cups, and smalls to bigs, when it comes to gelato.  I […]

Il Goccetto: Rome’s Coziest Wine Bar

Living most of my life in Southern California, I never really experienced what people like to call “winter.” I remember being so jealous of people who could actually wear pea coats. Pea coats were the cutest! Since moving to Rome and acquiring my own winter accessories arsenal, I get it. Winter is cold. All those […]

Pizzeria Ai Marmi in Trastevere

I have a friend who is 7-years-old and has lived in Rome almost all her life. As a nearly lifelong Roman, and at the age when she is a true pizza connoisseur, I trust her judgment. We always meet for dinner at Ai Marmi, her local pizzeria in Trastevere. And since she is 7, we […]

Chocolate Covered Gelato at Frigidarium

chocolate ice cream cone

Fall is in the air, with winter just behind it. This new and welcome layer of crispness has sent me dreaming of seasonal delights. One thing that is always in season? Chocolate covered gelato. Have I mentioned the Irishman? Well, whenever he fancies a pint, I try to persuade him to head to the pub that is […]

Marzapane: Affordable Upscale Dining in Rome

UPDATE November 2018: Chef Alba Esteve Ruiz has left Marzapane. I truly believe that she was probably why this restaurant was so special, and I can’t speak to how the menu has changed since her departure. I went for her cooking and look forward to hearing about her next steps, so I’m in no hurry […]

Mordi e Vai in the Testaccio Market

When you get right down to it, Roman food is not the choicest. If Italian food is peasant’s food, Roman cuisine is the food of poverty.  But cash-strapped Romans have long known how to eat well, and typical cucina Romana transforms lesser cuts of meat into savory dishes. If you are like me and not sure […]

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 […]