Rome restaurant guide
CAMPO DE' FIORI and PIAZZA NAVONA RESTAURANTS
|If you are staying in the Campo de' Fiori
area we recommend "DA GIULIO" situated just
after the Church of Santa Maria in Monserrato, in Via
della Barchetta 19 (Tel. 0668806466 - from 12-3:30 p.m.
and from 7 pm - 11 pm; closed on Monday).
This restaurant was discovered by the seminarists and
priests of the adjacent Venerable English College, which
is the most ancient English institution abroad. It became
also a favourite of many artists of the Roman avant-garde,
who thus have their meals together with Vatican Monsignors
and prelates, and of course with more ordinary persons.
Giulio, his wife, and maitre Massimiliano are extremely
hospitable hosts. The restaurant is also charming, situated
in a 16th century palazzo with high vaults. In summers
it has a cozy outdoor dining area.
A variety of interesting antipasti, pastas and main course
dishes are offered. Specialties include home made gnocchi
with truffle, gorgonzola cheese, pesto or ragu', and fettuccine
with mushrooms or mozzarella. There is also a large variety
of second course dishes, mostly with meat and fish.
Prices are very reasonable, the average price for a meal is
appr. 24 US$ or 20 Euros, a bit more if you have meat or fish.
Pay attention to find the restaurant, as it is tucked in a
little side street of Via Monserrato. You should take Via
Monserrato as it begins from Piazza Farnese, then walk along
for appr. 60-70 meters (appr. 70-75 yards), until you find
the Church of Monserrato to the left (it has a large white
facade). Turn immediately after it to the left (Via Barchetta),
and you will find the restaurant to the right.
Trattoria "ANTICA TAVERNA", Via Monte Giordano,
12 (Tel. 0668801053, open 12:00 noon until 24:00 midnight,
daily). This is a very popular little trattoria that serves
a variety of meat and fish dishes cooked according to Roman,
Tuscan and Ligurian recipes. This family run trattoria offers
attentive and friendly service and an intimate environment
which favours relaxation and long Roman lunches. The average
price for a meal is similar to that of Giulio.
We also recommend "Trattoria Da Luigi" in Piazza
Sforza Cesarini, 24. (Tel. 0668885945/ 066864777 open 12.00
noon until 24.00 midnight, closed on Mondays). This trattoria
offers a superb and extensive menu of meat, fish and vegetarian
food and has an impressive list of fine wines. Da Luigi is
centrally located in a piazza just off the Corso Vittorio
Emanuele but it manages to retain a sense of tranquillity
and peace. The average price for a meal is 30 US$ // 25
|LA TORRETTA is the restaurant for those
of you who are not vegetarians, and who like well prepraed fish or meat. In summer the restaurant
has a large outdoor space with tables. The owners and
waiters are very helpful. The restaurant is located in
Piazza della Torretta, 38-40, in the vicinity of Via del
Corso. (Tel. 066833494, open 12.00 noon until 24.00 midnight,
closed on Tuesdays). You should walk along Via del Corso
until you find the charming square Piazza San Lorenzo
in Lucina (near Via Condotti). Walk through the piazza,
then turn left in Via del Leoncino, and then immediately
to the right you will find Piazza della Torretta and the
The average price for a meal is 35 US$ // 30 Euros.
LA RUSTICHELLA ("Not only Pizza"
as their slogan says). Vicolo della Cancelleria 13 (Tel.
0668803786). They have many varieties of Pizza
(try the one with peppers), and also typical Roman cuisine.
They have at least 15 first courses, and great "antipasti" (Mediterranean horsd'oeuvre). Following the Roman cuisine
they have many meat dishes.
Expect to pay app. 18-20 US$ // 15-65 Euros for a pizza-meal (pizza, drink, dessert), and 25 US$ // 20 Euros for a regular meal.
We would like to recommend the following places to you in the neighbourhood.
SORA MARGHERITA situated in Piazza Cinque Scole, 30 (Tel.
066864002) For lunch only. This restaurant is one you should
not be missing if you like Roman Jewish cuisine. Less famous
then others, hard to find (it does not even have a sign),
it is attended by the Roman Jews, and connoisseurs. It offers
the complete variety of Jewish cuisine, beginning from the
famous fried artichokes (Carciofi alla Giudia). The price
is very low app. 14 US$ or 15 Euros, giving value to your
money. This is why they said they could not offer a discount
to our customers (rock bottom price). Great place to explore
for cultural reasons. Pay attention to find it, as it is not
PICCOLA ROMA situated on Via Uffici del Vicario, 36. (Tel.
066798606) For lunch and dinner. Following the Roman cuisine,
they offer many meat dishes, but also good first courses,
and have also a good wine list. The average price for a meal
(consisting of four courses including wine, bread and a service
charge) is app. 24 US$ or 26 Euros.
Next to it is the ice cream place "Giolitti", an
institution in Rome, and you could not think of a better place
after the meal.
RISTORANTE "PIERLUIGI" situated in Piazza de Ricci,
144. Tel. 0668800778 / 779, closed Monday. For lunch and Dinner.
The price is in the average of the restaurants presented above.
RISTORANTE MONSERRATO situated on Via di Monserrato, 96,Tel.
066873386. For lunch and Dinner. The price is in the average
of the restaurants presented above.
SETTIMIO AL PELLEGRINO situated on Via dell Pellegrino, 117.
For lunch and Dinner. The price is in the average of the restaurants
DITTIRAMBO situated in Piazza della Cancelleria, 74 (Tel.
066871626). For Dinner only. The price is in the average of
the restaurants presented above.
GRAPPOLO D'ORO situated in Piazza della Cancelleria, 80 (Tel.
066897080) opposite Dittirambo's. For Dinner only. The price
is in the average of the restaurants presented above.
L'INSALATA RICCA situated in Largo dei Chiavari, 85 (Tel.
0668803656) and also in Piazza di Pasquino, 72 (Tel. 0668307881).
For lunch only. The price is in the average of the restaurants
PARIS situated in Piazza San Calisto, 7e ( Tel. 065815378).
For lunch and For Dinner. The price is on the average the same of the
above mentioend restaurants.
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