Despite being located right beside the Vatican, the Prati neighborhood is largely overlooking by the plethora of tourists who make their pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Basilica each day. This means that the refined business and residential district stays refreshingly local: great news for people who want to eat a guaranteed good meal in the city. Prati’s restaurants cater to its cosmopolitan crowd by offering high quality fare in refined settings at honest prices. Stick around after a visit to the Vatican for a slice of Rome that many people don’t stop to soak in.
Velavevodetto Ai Quiriti
The second branch of popular Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio, Velavevodetto ai Quiriti offers the same wonderful cuisine in a delightful piazza off Prati’s main drag, Cola di Rienzo. The atmosphere is refined but relaxed, and the quality of each dish is top notch: it’s hard to pick favorites because everything is prepared to perfection. If you’re an adventurous eater, try out traditional Roman dishes that list offal as an ingredient, such as rigatoni alla pajata or coda alla vaccinara – recipes that have their roots in the working-class Testaccio district that used to boast Europe’s largest slaughterhouse. Just be sure to save room for tiramisu afterwards, because it’s one of the best in the city!
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