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Restaurant Giggetto is a model of the Hebraic-roman tradition and is located in one of the most evocative places in the quarter. The cellar, which can be found in the foundations of Portico d'Ottavia, is worth a visit. The codfish fillet is sublime, perhaps the best in Rome, as are the anchovies and artichokes alla giudia. The home-made desserts are mouth-watering. Good wine list.
Sora means sister, and Lella was the dear sister of Aldo Fabrizi, one of the best-loved faces in Italian cinema. The original manager cultivated a warm and friendly atmosphere, and the tradition is carried on by the new manager, Aldo Fabrizi's nephew. Sora Lella is well maintained and air-conditioned. The elegant ambiance makes it a great place to host your next business meeting. They serve an excellent risotto with vegetables, plenty of tuna, country style squid and cheese served with marmalade and wine. The home-made desserts are wonderful.
Ristorante Camponeschi offers guests a tantalizing Roman flair with creative blends mixed in. They house an extensive collection of wines, sourced from France and local Italian regions, which will be the perfect accompaniment for your food. Guests can choose to dine in the sophisticated interiors of this elegant place or on the patio that offers delightful views of the elegant Farnese plaza. The restaurant throws its doors open to guests for dinner from 8p onwards, Mondays through Saturdays, making it an apt place for a late night dinner.
Very popular with tourists and Italians who come from all parts of Rome. The young crowd call Ai Marmi l’Obitorio 'the morgue' because of the marble tables and walls made of stone. Despite this, there is a lively, friendly atmosphere. The excellent pizzas can be accompanied by rice and other kinds of croquettes, fillets of dry salted cod, pumpkin flowers and beans dressed in different ways. An extensive list of beer and wine are available to accompany your gooey cheesy pizzas.
This restaurant has been in existence since 1938 and is constantly expanding its menu. The restaurant is very popular among locals and tourists alike who appreciate its rustic atmosphere and excellent cuisine. The menu is extensive and starters include Farfalle with Radishes or Maltagliata with Shirmp and Bottarga. Among the main courses, the Escalopes with Red Pepper are excellent or you could try the Shrimp and Squid Fritters. In summer there are plenty of cold dishes, carpaccios and rich salads. Though it is on the expensive side, the food makes it worthwhile.
This significant restaurant in Trastevere has been wowing locals and visitors alike for more than 70 years and has seen three generations of the Checco clan leading the restaurant. Checco er Carettiere is a restaurant, tavern, gelateria and bakery all rolled into one. Known for their Roman dishes like tripe, oxtail, tagliolini with prawns, fine roasted fish, fried fish and more such delicacies, Checco is a great place to be with your family or friends. You will always find people in large groups enjoying the Roman delights and delicious wines here. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambiance with its black and white photos of celebs adorning the walls, wooden panels and terracotta floors. You will feel you have entered into the swaying 50's.
Trattoria Lilli is a modern restaurant with a pleasant, lively atmosphere where you can spend an evening with friends. The atmosphere is comfortable and festive with a holiday feel thanks to the umbrellas protecting the tables outside from the summer sun. Smells of home-made dishes drift from the kitchen - Tagliolini with cheese and pepper, and the delicious smoked Bucatini all'amatriciana, which everyone loves. Main courses include spring rolls with beans, ideal in winter, and meat with seasonal vegetables. In summer, you can order an excellent fried dish of peppers and potatoes. There is a selection of both foreign and Italian wines.
Zenobia is the only Syrian restaurant in Italy. Go on Fridays and Saturdays, when live entertainment like Arabic music and belly dancing accompanies your meal. The kitchen prepares typical Mediterranean cuisine specialties such as hummus, mutabal, warak inab and shawerma. Damascus specialties include lisanat, tongue or brain salad, lamb liver and raw meat, kafta halabiyen, spicy minced meat, and kibbeh bissinyie, croquettes of meat, onion and pine nuts. The mixed grill is excellent and not to be missed. Syrian wines too are offered.
This elegant restaurant is on the roof garden of Hotel Atlante Star and offers a lovely view over Rome. Everyday chef Paolo Preo invents new dishes inspired by Mediterranean traditions. Some of the dishes that leave a lasting impression include Calf's Liver with Grapes and Grappa, Mushrooms with Sturgeon Mousse and a Pecorino Cheese Sauce and shrimp served on a slice of grilled melon with white balsamic vinegar. Apart from the fine dining experience there can be weddings too arranged at this venue.
If you want to try some of the best sushi in the neighborhood of Testaccio, Sushisen is a definite must visit! The dim lit ambiance and the warm friendly staff will truly make it an unforgettable experience. The unique and creative sushi preparations are a real surprise in presentation and taste. Maguro kazu, maguro zanghi, salmon tarutaru chirasi, sakana mix norizuan are some of the delicacies on the menu. One thing you cannot miss here for a perfect end to your meals are their desserts. This place may end up becoming your favorite if its your first visit! Check out website for more information.
Tanto Pe 'Magna' is a cozy Italian restaurant that offers a variety of typically Roman dishes. Here, you will find anything from pizza to pasta, served with delicious appetizers and house wine. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the inside are decorated in an old Italian fashion. All major credit cards are accepted at Tanto Pe 'Magna', and no reservation is necessary. One of the best places to find cheap food in the city, it is a favorite hangout place for locals in the mood for a decent meal. Try the Meatballs or the Oxtail for a hearty meal.
Named after the hourglass-shaped table that forms such an important part of the Ethiopian dining experience, Mesob has a vast assortment of traditional delicacies to offer you. A welcome change from all the Italian eateries that dominate the city's restaurant scene, it offers a great opportunity for dining out with a group of friends or family. In typical Ethiopian style, everyone eats off the same plate, and there is no need for knives and forks; just your hands are enough. Together, you can all enjoy kay tibs (spicy cubed beef), gored gored (raw beef flavored with spicy butter), doro wot (spicy chicken) and more. Vegetarians also have many choices before them. Desserts like baklava and tahnia end the meal perfectly. Credit cards are not accepted.