One of the most frequent requests by travelers is where to eat typical dishes when you’re on vacation, avoiding the tourist restaurants (unreliable and often very poor) and looking for the most genuine products in town.
The staff of Go2Rome, composed of Rome connoisseurs, suggests you some restaurants and dining spots where to enjoy the local gastronomic delights.
Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino
Historic “trattoria” working since the ’60s, is located at Vicolo Rosini 4, a few steps from Parliament, this is the ideal restaurant where to order pasta as tonnarelli cacio e pepe (homemade pasta, sheep milk cheese with black pepper and a lot of cacio cheese), Gricia (pasta, usually rigatoni, with bacon, sheep milk cheese and pepper) and the legendary amatriciana.
The Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner but is closed on Sundays, we recommend booking a table, and furthermore this place is much frequented by celebrities.
Cavalier Gino, vicolo Rosini 4, ph: 06/6873434.
If you like to combine modernity and tradition, go to Grano, located at a short distance from the Pantheon, a gourmet restaurant that offers creative menus and classic dishes revisited by the chef. Recommended for meat and fish based dishes (roasted octopus with emmer wheat is a specialty of the restaurant) and its cozy atmosphere, at Grano you’ll feel surrounded by elegance (the style of the restaurant was realized by a designer) without give up to intimacy.
Grano, piazza Rondanini 53, ph. 06/68192096.
The street food trend is arrived also in Rome for this reason we suggest to those who are visiting the Eternal City to try Spasso Food, a nice alternative to sandwiches, pizza or other food bought by chance. This small restaurant is open from 12:00 am to 10:00 pm, is a take away which offers high quality food such as Campese chicken, pasta Amatriciana (served in a pack very useful if you eat during a walk), gourmet salads and sandwiches, all at affordable prices.
The street food often becomes an essential need for those with little time, and in this case it is always better to prefer the most delicious dishes with organic ingredients rather than a “tramezzino” sandwich. Spasso Food is located near Piazza Re di Roma, at Via Appia Nuova 131, tel. 06.70476854.
The gastronomic offer of the Capital is as big as its monuments, but be careful to those who sell very poor reproductions, tasty food is like art: you have to be able to recognize it!