When you think of the city of Rome you probably thinks of the rich history, the incredible architecture. You can visit all of the tourist spots like St Peter’s Basilica or the Colosseum like millions of tourists do each year. However one of the things you will really appreciate when you go to visit Rome is the food. This is the heart of Italy and Rome is one of the most famous culinary hot spots in the world. You can find everything from small sidewalk cafes filled with locals to fine dining in Rome. There is delicious food for all palates and budgets.
Simple and Rustic Cuisine
Traditionally the cuisine in Rome has been simple yet flavorful, you will find traditional pizza or pasta dishes in restaurants across the city. But you’re not going to find chain restaurants here and most of these restaurants are family owned and you will find them serving dishes from recipes that have been handed down through the family for generations. Most of the ingredients are sourced locally so you can expect seasonal vegetables that have been grown nearby.
Try Something New
You will find plenty of dishes in Rome that you are familiar with but if you want to try something new you will have plenty of opportunity. Try something that locals love that you have never had before. One such dish is Bucatini, a spaghetti style pasta that is hollow, it is served a variety of ways but if you want something different then try Pasta Cacio e Pepe. Here in Rome you will find many of the dishes are served with pecorino cheese rather than parmesan. Pecorino is a hard cheese made from goats milk that is incredibly popular.
If you consider yourself a foodie then you certainly won’t be disappointed by the world class restaurants that you will find here. Rome has more than its share of Michelin stars to tantalize your taste buds. If you want to have the best food in all of Italy then here are a couple of places you need to try, we were hard pressed to choose the best, La Pergola or L’Altro Mastai. Either of these will give you a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Here is a look at La Pergola.
Food isn’t the only thing that Italy is famous for, the wine here is also incredible. As the largest wine producer in the world there is a vintage every meal that you have. Sit down at a side walk café, have some nibbles with a glass of red and just appreciate all that is Rome.