Rome is not only a great place to see ancient Roman ruins and learn about its history; it is also a great place to taste many different kinds of food from other regions of Italy. Rome is lucky in that regard. Here, you can taste Roman flavors but also experience many other Italian dishes from other parts of the country. Rome is the perfect place for Italian food lovers! Pizza, pasta, cheese, wine and stew – the list could go on and on! So what to eat in Rome then? The cuisine is especially fond of offal, artichokes, carbonara and amatriciana sauce, fried snacks, good coffee, meat, cheese and of course, the beloved gelato. The cuisine of the eternal city will open your palate up to new flavors. It is sure that your trip will be the most memorable for your tongues and stomachs. Here are the best food in Rome!
What is the best food not to miss in Rome
PASTA ALLA CARBONARA
The magical and traditional pasta of Rome: Pasta alla Carbonara. Carbonara sauce contains egg yolk, Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale and some pepper.This creates the shiniest sauce of all; the magnificent Carbonara. The shape of the pasta changes according to preference. It is either spaghetti or rigatoni. In Rome, you shouldn’t leave without eating this. If there is one pasta that you should try in Rome, it should be this golden colored beauty.
Also known as suppli alla Romana, this delicious fried Roman snack is an absolute miracle – if eaten at the right place and time. This famous street food is fried rice balls usually filled with something different in the middle, sometimes ragu or mozzarella cheese. In the old times, they used put some pieces of offal as well but it is not common anymore.
TRIPPA ALLA ROMANA
One thing you should know about Romans: They adore offal. Every kind of offal can be seen in “alla Romana” here. There is a recipe for every one of them! However, on of the most famous ones if Trippa alla Romana which means Roman style tripe. Tripe is served along with a sauce made with white wine and passata – which is the base of tomato sauce.
Best local drinks in Rome
ROMAN STYLE APERITIVO
There is huge pre-dinner drink culture in Italy. It’s a little similar to happy hour but it is much calmer and frequently consists of a few complimentary snacks as well. In Rome, you will have a chance to try many delicious aperitivo cocktails famous in Italy as well. The top choices include Negroni, Spritz with Campari or Aperol, Americano -not the coffee!, or simply a glass of Prosecco.
Rome is in the borders of Lazio region. Its neighbors are the most famous wine regions of Italy such as Toscana and Abruzzo. Along with some Lazio wines such as Frascati or Cesane del Piglio; take advantage of this proximity to other wine regions and try some of them as well. Don’t forget, many wine bar and restaurants have their own house wine, known as vino “alla spina” or “sfuso”.
Of course you will be drinking a lot of coffee here! Not just regular coffee; tasty, creamy and dense! Italians are serious about their coffee and they will always look for the best one. Do not seek for a fancy place to drink coffee. The best ones always have a line and usually noisy during lunch breaks and in the morning. The coffee places are called “bar” in Italy.