When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and that means not sticking exclusively to pizza and pasta. Branch out and get a taste of the real Italian capital by checking out some of our favourite restaurants in the Eternal City.
This colorful Brazilian bistro has a creative menu of tropical foods and ingredients that don’t crop up often in a city like Rome, that prides itself on sticking to classic recipes and serving traditional cuisine. Here you’ll find fruity puddings with açai and guarana, Brazilian cheese bread, veggie burgers and a wide array of drinks, including dozens of juices, smoothies and cocktails. Located in the hip Pigneto neighborhood, it attracts an alternative and largely vegetarian crowd.
Steps away from Piazza Cavour in Prati, Prati Urbani is a cool cafe-restaurant with fresh design and an interesting menu that offers something for everyone – whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or not. You’ll find modern takes on pasta dishes, such as beet gnocchi with a sweet gorgonzola cream sauce, as well as a variety of tartares, burgers and salads. Prati Urbani also has an extensive spread of cold-cuts and veggies that accompany your beverage of choice during aperitivo hour.
Superstar pizzaiolo Stefano Callegaro’s signature street snack made its debut in his Testaccio pizza joint back in 2009 and since then has taken Rome by storm with branches popping up not only across Rome but also in far-flung destinations such as the US and Japan. The simple yet delicious Trapizzino consists of a pocket of fluffy pizza bianca stuffed with classic Italian and Roman dishes such as oxtail stew, chicken cacciatore and meatballs. A great way to taste traditional local cuisine without breaking the bank.
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