Like most big cities, Rome has its fair share of generic supermarkets and chain stores. But if you’re after a truly local food experience, head to the local neighbourhood markets, independent delis and historic bakeries to taste the real flavour of the Eternal City.
The shop’s marble interior has barely changed since it opened in the early 1900s, and while it sells some of the best quality meat in the capital, it is the beautifully displayed pre-prepared dishes which are the main draw. From stuffed zucchini and handmade meatballs to large seasoned joints ready for the oven, the only issue is deciding what to choose.
The Roscioli family first opened their bakery on Via dei Chiavari in the early 1800s, and it has passed down the generations, all the while maintaining the quality which first gained them fame. The forno sells a huge range of freshly baked bread, biscuits, pizza and snacks which combine perfectly with the fresh produce picked up at the nearby market in Campo de’ Fiori. The Roscioli empire has expanded in recent years under the expert guidance of brothers Pierluigi and Alessandro, and now also includes a nearby delicatessen/restaurant and a coffee bar selling pastries, both located around the corner on Via dei Giubbonari.
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