purpose of this section is to save you from falling into the typical tourist trap: dining at pricey and mediocre restaurants.
Many travellers accept this as part of the experience of traveling abroad. However this should not be the experience while
visiting Rome. It is an absolute crime not to eat well here!
Our aim is to direct you to a great,
authentic and well-priced Roman restaurants !
? Trattoria ? Osteria ? Rosticceria or Tavola Calda ?
Ristorante is what is considered a full restaurant with an extensive menu. Generally more sophisticated
and expensive than the below mentioned alternatives. Trattoria is a cheaper restaurant that once upon a time
used to be placed outside the Cities on the main roads, serving a limited and typical local menu to travellers…
Osterias are even cheaper than a Trattoria. These you will find everywhere and traditionally would serve only wine and
a few cold dishes like cheese, cold cuts and bread. Now the selection is more varied. Rosticceria or Tavola Calda are Rome’s
interpretation of ' Fast foods '. However, you will enjoy the good quality of the food, and the variety that
you'll encounter, all at very reasonable prices. You can make your selections from pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches,
entrees and side dishes. After your tray is complete, you pay the cashier, who also will take your drink
order. (Beer and Wine are usually available) You can dine in high style for around eight or ten €.Tavola
calda offer inside seating, and many even have tables outside. This is a great option when you are short of time and
don't have the opportunity to sit down and dine as Italians usually do.
Opening hours are usually for lunch between noon and three o’clock, and
for dinner between seven and eleven o’clock