What to eat when in Rome

Below are a few suggestions of different foods that you should try while in Rome. This is just the tip of the iceberg in a city with a deep and delicious food culture, but it is a start!

1. Pasta all’amatriciana – Typically served with bucatini (shown in photo below), a tomato sauce with guanciale (pig cheek) and pecorino cheese.


2. Pizza – This is a no brainer, of course!  Roman style pizza is thin and toppings are simple and classic.  N.B. Most traditional pizzerie  are open only for dinner.


3. Involtini al Sugo – This is horribly translated as boiled rolled meat in many trattorie, but it is so much better than how it sounds!  This is a dish of tender beef, filled with prosciutto, carrot, celery – slowly cooked in a tomato sauce.  The sugo left over can also be used for a pasta dish.


4.  Supplì – These tasty little fried treats are great for a starter in a pizzeria  or also can be a nice snack to hold you over before dinner.  Supplì are fried balls of rice,  filled with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and ground beef.


5. Le Zucchine Romanesche – When in season, these veggies are not only beautiful to look at, but they are sweet and full of flavor.  The flowers of these lovelies are also eaten – Fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers, deep fried, stuffed with mozzarella, and anchovies)and can be found  in classic pizzerie  or trattorie.


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