When I was staying in Rome earlier this month, I sampled a few of the local restaurants, pizzerias included. Here are a few places I recommend visiting when you are over in Rome, Italy.
Located on Via Cavour (87), I went out for dinner with my colleague on Wednesday night at L’Esquilino. This is a typical Roman restaurant at a reasonable price. We had bruschetta for starters and Bucatini all’Amatriciana, (pasta with bacon and tomato sauce), it was delicious. I was too full for dessert but there was of course tiramisu.
2) Trattoria Angelo
This restaurant on Via Giobertti is good value for money and is right by the station. Trattoria Angelo is not air-conditioned, but the staff are very friendly and they immediately greet you on arrival and take your order quickly. There is a special menu for 10 euros which includes one pasta dish (from a choice of 6) and one meat or fish dish (from a selection of 6). The 10 euros also includes a mixed salad and roast potatoes.
3) Pizzaria Mediterrenean
This pizzeria is on Via Agostino Depretis, just by the Piazza Esquino. This is one of the cheapest pizzerias I came across while in Rome. It was just under 2 euros for a slice of pizza to take away. What a bargain! But then I would expect cheap pizza in the country it was invented.
4) Pizza and Mortadella
This is a pizza place on Via Cavour (283) as well as a deli and small grocery store. All the pizzas are made fresh and on the premises daily. The cafe is air-conditioned which is essential on a hot summer’s day. The slices of pizza are dependant on the weight, but it cost around 3 euros for one.
5) Restaurant Baires
I went to this Argentinian restaurant for lunch one day, simply because it had air conditioning and it was bout 38 degrees outside. There was also a special on the salads. After eating pizza and pasta all week, I was in need of some greens. There was a wide range of salads, all big portions, they came with bread a soft drink for 9 euros. The cover charge was included.
There are many places to eat out in Rome without it breaking the bank. I went out to just 5 during my short stay in Rome, but I know there are many more in the city.