Italy’s ancient capital is brimming with history at every turn, and this extends to its restaurants and eateries too. We explore Rome’s most historical culinary haunts from a 500-year-old family-run trattoria to the city’s oldest gelato joint.
Palazzo del Freddo
Serving its delicious gelato for nearly 140 years, Palazzo del Freddo was founded by Giovanni Fassi and remains as popular as ever today, even opening a number of branches in South Korea in more recent years. Beyond its 30 flavors of gelato, Palazzo del Freddo also offers a number of other ice cream-based goodies like cassata, tartufo and ice cream cakes in flavors like pineapple, hazelnut and banana alongside special signature desserts and refreshing crushed ice drinks. In colder months, the gelateria serves hot chocolate, sweet crepes and hot ice cream.
Palazzo del Freddo, 65 Via Principe Eugenio, Rome, Italy, +39 06 446 4740
Located in Rome’s hip Monti neighborhood, La Carbonara ,a lively, welcoming osteria that encourages guests to write their comments on its walls rather than in a guestbook, first opened its doors in 1906 and offers a menu geared towards foodies who like their cuisine Roman and full of robust flavors. Naturally, its spaghetti alla carbonara is a must-try, but plenty of other palate-pleasing dishes are served from familiar gnocchi and scaloppine to more adventurous coda alla vaccinara and tripe. La Carbonara also offers a large selection of prosciutto to enjoy with its heartier dishes alongside an extensive wine list featuring selections from across Italy.
La Carbonara, 214 Via Panisperna, Rome, Italy, +39 06 4825 176
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