Not sure whether you’ll agree with me on this one, but… while there are loads of guides for Rome on ‘things to do’ & tips on how to skip the queues, best time of the day for sightseeing and the list can continue, I always struggled in finding good articles about restaurants in the city. And it’s not surprising at all, as at the end of the day one of the main reasons you’d chose Rome over any other Italian city is its history, heritage and some of the most iconic sites in the world. But since you’re in Italy, you’d also expect to enjoy some true Italian food.
We were in Rome this year for my birthday, which happened to fall on Easter day! and being the second time in the city, we skipped all the touristic activities and focused more on exploring sites less popular & less busy for that time of the year.
And here I am, sharing with you 2 of our culinary experiences in Rome, which I find worth sharing with you.
ROSCIOLI SALUMERIA CON CUCINA – definitely book before, as it’s a popular place in the city and the chances you’ll find a table available just walking in are extremely low. Despite its popularity, the food is amazing and they have an extended assortment of wines.
At the first floor they’ve got a Deli, where you can buy all types of cured meats and cheeses, but they’ve also got couple of tables where you can sit for a quick bite. At the basement there’s the restaurant, where you can enjoy a lovely, delicious lunch.
And, if you forgot to reserve a table, you still have chances to grab a quick bite in their Cafe or in their Bakery, both of them walking distance from the Deli on the same street. Since it was Easter time, we couldn’t resist the temptation to buy the traditional cake, Colomba pasquale, a delicious pastry with lots of chocolate 🙂
MARCO MARTINI RESTAURANT AT THE CORNER – 1 Michelin star restaurant
They serve both a tasting menu and a la carte, depending on how many dishes you fancy having. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and great food. On top, they make some amazing cocktails if you fancy that instead of wine, your choice 🙂
The corner townhouse is a boutique hotel, not too far from the centre of the city, offering 10 rooms in total, each of them with its very own charm, if you’re looking for a place to stay.
Other places we’ve tried in Rome:
Casa Coppelle – 1 Michelin star. We first went to Casa Coppelle 6 years ago (no star at that time), so was good going back after such a long time.
Eataly Rome – good place for your food & wine shopping before you head back to the airport – more expensive than the average supermarkets in Italy, but definitely cheaper than the last minute shopping in the airport; the assortment is excellent. It’s also a good place for a quick bite – they’ve got everything you might fancy, from pizza to pasta, from fish & seafood to a steak, from coffee to sweets.
Obica Mozarella Bar – more locations in the city, but also in other cities across Europe. Good for a quick bite.