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Come for the pots of tomatoey tripe and decent local wine list (rare in this area). Full review →
Checchino dal 1887 specializes in traditional cucina romana, using the quarto quinto (offal).
Checchino remains an example of a classic, family-run Roman restaurant, with one of the best wine cellars in the region. Full review →
Many Italian diners come here to relish the rigatoni con pajata (pasta with small intestines), coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew)... and other examples of la cucina povera (food of the poor). Full review →
This century-old, family-owned trattoria adjoins Monte Testaccio, an imposing mound of pottery shards piled up over 500 years by Roman slaves. Full review →
The place for an authentic old-time family atmosphere, plus Roman cuisine of the offal variety. Full review →
A pig’s whisker from the city’s former slaughterhouse, Checchino is one of the grander restaurants specialising in the quinto quarto (fifth quarter – or insides of the animal). Full review →
Right in the heart of Monte Testaccio's bars and clubs, this is a historic - and expensive - symbol of Testaccio cookery.
The Mariani family's historic restaurant is Rome's leading temple of authentic cucina romana. Full review →
Checchino is a traditional Roman restaurant originally opened in 1887 by the Mariani family. Full review →
“If you are an adventurous eater”, you’ll appreciate this family-owned “institution” in Testaccio (the old slaughterhouse area) that’s been turning “any part of an animal” into a “delicacy". Full review →
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