Dating back to the 19th century, this tavern is located to the east of Trastevere and offers one of the best kind of pasta in the world, ‘pasta alla carbonara’; spaghetti with eggs, goat’s cheese, pepper, olive oil, and pork cheeks. At Antica Trattoria da Carlone the classic pasta dishes are of a high quality and come in huge portions, and guests can enjoy their meal in a cozy environment surrounded by live music.
This old tavern was established in 1923 and became famous for its Frascati wine and for its carefully prepared special dishes, one of which is the talk of the town; the Jewish style artichokes. This deep fried artichoke is a Roman Ghetto specialty. Giggetto’s wine cellar, derived from the foundations of the Portico d’Ottavia, is of great historical and archaeological significance, especially since discoveries from the Roman period are visible within it.
Watch out for: the wine cellar
Address & telephone number: Giggetto, 21 Via del Portico d’Ottavia, Rome, Italy, +39 06 686 1105
Did you know that ancient Romans invented pizza? Their original version was the ‘pinsa’ – a meal very similar to pizza but with lighter ingredients to form the dough (a mix of wheat, soy and rice flour). This dish is the main course at Convivium, a recently established pinseria in Trastevere. In this cozy little haunt, eating pinsa allows you to travel back in time and indulge in a healthy, natural, low-calorie meal with a great taste.
Opening hours: Mon 10 am – 5 pm, Tue-Fri 10 am – 10.30 pm, Sat 4 pm – 12 am, Sun 4 – 10.30 pm
Address & telephone number: 12 Via Cardinale Marmaggi, Rome, Italy, +39 06 8660 5560
Recently opened, Banana Trash is small but very cozy. The kitchen reveals the identity of the owner: half Japanese and half Brazilian. The fusion of these two culinary cultures produces amazing and unique flavors, in particular, delicious temaki and nanorolls. Although the recipes are exotic, the ingredients are mostly from Italy. The menu also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes, excellent smoothies and juices prepared instantly. Here even the takeaway packages are unique.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 6 pm -12 am, Monday closed
Address: Banana Trash, 62 Via Luciano Manara, Rome, Italy, +39 366 4034 002
Elegance and refined taste is the combination that makes Hosteria dei Numeri Primi one of the best dining spots in Trastevere. The fish dishes are excellent; carbonara with tuna, octopus with cream of chickpea, prawns and black truffle and swordfish with artichokes are just some delicious suggestions from the plentiful menu. The range of wines available is extremely varied and last but not least, the desserts are sublime. Located in Piazza Trilussa, this sophisticated place is absolutely worth a visit.
Opening hours: 7.30 pm – 12 am
Address & telephone number: Hosteria dei Numeri Primi, 8 Via del Politeama, Rome, Italy, +39 06 6456 2693