Ok so I’ve left it very late to try some pizza but the wait was worth it. Such a light soft base containing few ingredients but packed with flavour, you can see the simplicity in the creation of the dish and yet it still delivers. This is such a far cry from the ingredient heavy topped thick pizza’s we get back in Australia. The freshness and quality of the ingredients are evident in the food here in Rome and that just makes everything taste better, from the delicious pizza I enjoyed to the bruscetta I was served for an antipasti along with the arancini ball. The place was packed and people just kept on coming despite it being late into the night. Looking at the menu, there’s plenty to choose from and with the quality of food served here, I can see why it’s popular and still serves as a meeting place for politicians, locals, actors from the theatre, and tourists.
I think a restaurant like this is certainly one to be visited. It’s not a tourist trap and carries so much history it’s interesting to come by and sample cuisine that has been perfected over many decades spanning over a century. If you want to stick to the safe meals and avoid any entrails, then fine, go for that but the calf’s head while evoking unusual sensations amongst some, was turned into a very tasty meal. So too the pig cheek pasta which is just like bacon but without the salty intensity. It didn’t taste strange or revolting, but quite like the usual meats one eats, just a little different. And to finish off, wow, that panna cotta was something special. Very different to anything I’ve previously eaten but having access to the local cheeses is evident in this creamy dense and delicious dessert.
Cuisine: Italian Location: Italy, Rome – near Trevi Fountain La Fontana di Venere is another restaurant that is close by my hotel and the Trevi Fountain, which received positive reviews on TripAdvisor. I think this is a restaurant for the locals because it’s not so easy to find and is […]
Walking around Rome there’s heaps of places selling gelato. I went to two different vendors which were very different from each other. Gelateria Valentino Website: http://www.gelateriavalentino.it/ing/Html_ing/index.html TripAdvisor: Gelateria Valentino on TripAdvisor This place is not far from the Trevi Fountain and has an array of flavours. If you’ve never eaten […]
Cuisine: Italian Location: Italy, Rome – close to Pantheon For my first night in Rome I chose a restaurant reasonably close by that serves the local Roman cuisine – Da Armando al Pantheon. It’s to the right of the Pantheon so if you’re having trouble finding this place, just stand […]
Maybe popular with the tourists, but sitting outside under the shade and people watching, the locals also love it. I was supposed to come here for pizza but got the beef tail Roman style, so what better meal to try as your first in Rome than something of the local cuisine. I was not disappointed. Cooking is about using the local produce that’s available and this simple dish delivers on flavour. Italian bread mopping up the tasty gelatinous tomato sauce along with tender flavoursome beef that’s falling off the bone, delicious.
Sunday 9 June Well I’m off traveling overseas and first stop is Rome. But it was an exhausting 2 flights to get there. Got up at 3am to catch my 6am flight which was 11 hrs long and included 3 straight movies. I flew Emirates which was excellent – comfortable […]