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This traditional Roman restaurant in the down-home Testaccio district was a spit-and-sawdust bolt-hole for traders from the local produce market.
Beloved by posh Romans, this rather informal, nearly 100-year-old institution in the slightly out-of-the-way Testaccio neighborhood is a go-to for classic Roman fare. Full review →
For a top example of the classic pasta sauces that make Rome so famous—like the creamy cacio e pepe option with sheep’s cheese and cracked black pepper that should figure on the top of... Full review →
Foodies swear by this local stalwart, famous for its traditional Roman cuisine. Full review →
One of the standard-bearers of cuisine from Lazio, this simple trattoria with a family atmosphere is now so popular that it is advisable to book your table in advance. Full review →
Always crowded, this isn't quite the rough-and-ready establishment it was, and some feel it's not what it was when Felice used to choose his customers from a line outside.
The place has had a makeover, turning it into a stylishly moderne neo-osteria. Thankfully, though, the quality of the cooking has not changed. Full review →
The rustic food obeys the traditional Roman rule of daily specials corresponding to the days in the week. Full review →
The"tonnarelli cacio e pepe" is a "do not miss" at this long-standing (since 1936) Testaccio trattoria that's also a "good bet" for other "authentic Roman pasta" dishes and more. Full review →
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