Pasta You'd Die For

Indulge Like There's No Tomorrow

There are some that find comfort in the creaminess of chocolate or the sweet rush of candy, but others turn to savory creations to satisfy their souls. Whether you’re a cheese fanatic, or a sauce snob, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of Rome’s many deep-rooted restaurants. So bring your appetite, and leave the restrictive clothing at home—get ready to spin your fork and savor every. single. bite.

What started as a bakery in 1824, has evolved into a restaurant, a salumeria (cheese, cold cuts, wine), an antico forno (freshly baked products), and a café (all variations of coffee plus a space for tastings). The restaurant cranks out a huge variety of pasta, but Roscioli is most famous for their deeply decadent carbonara. What elevates their carbonara to legendary status? The ingredients of course. After all, Roscioli’s motto is “before the kitchen… come the raw materials.”

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© Courtesy of Tavernaccia da Bruno

A true taverna will transfix you with its ambiance, its aromas, and its sounds. La Tavernaccia da Bruno is one of those places. Located in the heart of Rome, you’ll find yourself surrounded by stone arches and white tablecloths, with copious bottles of wine lining the walls. Explore all forms of Roman cuisine—from sauces coddled for hours, to wild cuts of meat cooked in a wood-burning oven. If you’re like us, you’ll head straight for the wild boar pappardelle. It’s a dish that we would gladly eat over and over again.    

Opened in 1936, Felice a Testaccio was the brainchild of Felice Trivelloni, a man known for both his culinary brilliance and he’s thorny attitude. Felice may have been dubbed a “grouch,” but regardless, the quality of his food kept patrons coming back for more. Although the restaurant has seen some transformations over the years, it’s still owned by the same family, and their theatrical, table side cacio e pepe draws the same reverence it did over half a century ago.


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