These final food photos from our stay in Rome offer a few more glimpses into the confusing multitude of choices available when seeking sustenance in a city of 2.87-million people. TripAdvisor lists close to 6,000 establishments classified as “Italian Restaurants” in Rome.
Ombre Rosse in Trastevere, pesto, mortadello and pistachio pinca
Enoteca Buccone, artichoke lasagna
Poldo e Gianna, veal saltimbocca
Ristorante Virginiae, apple crumble
Enoteca Buccone, cold appetizer plate
Poldo e Gianna, rigatoni with fried artichoke
Ristorante Virginiae, pasta amatrice
Ristorante Al Borghetto grilled calamari
Ristorante Al Borghetto, ceviche
Ristorante Virginiae, panna cotta
L’Asino d’Oro, asparagus lasagna
Ombre Rosse in Trastevere, brie and proscuitto pinca
Ristorante Virginiae, pasta alla grigia
Ristorante Virginiae, caprese
Knick Knack Yoda, hamburger with eggplant, spinach and fig jam
L’Asino d’Oro, dessert trio
Ombre Rosse in Trastevere, salad with pears, orange, walnuts and gorgonzola
Poldo e Gianna, pear poached in red wine
Ristorante Al Borghetto, risotto with oxtail
Popolo Caffe grilled vegetables
Poldo e Gianna, chicken
Enoteca Buccone, tagliatelle with tomatoes
Poldo e Gianna, vegetable tempura
Ristorante Al Borghetto dark chocolate shell filled with mousee atop caramelized banana
Popolo Caffe, breseola salad
Ristorante Al Borghetto, branzino atop cauliflower puree
Pasta e Vino Come na Vorta, coda alla vaccinara
These are merely listed alphabetically:
Enoteca Buccone – Tables are tucked among well-stocked shelves of wine from which you can select or ask for recommendations without restaurant mark-ups in price.
Knick Knack Yoda – Casual, funky spot with great burger layered with grilled eggplant, spinach and fig jam, but avoid ordering the absurdly expensive bottle of wine with it. Stick with beer.
L’Asino d’Oro – Best part, selecting trio of desserts to share.
Ombre Rosse in Trastevere – Always bustling spot for pizza and salad (spinach and walnut soup featured at top).
Pasta e Vino Come na Vorta – I am bratty about ordering at the counter and being served on paper plates with plastic utensils, but the Mister would have returned often for the rich flavors of coda alla vaccinara, oxtail stew.
Pizza Rustica – One of Rome’s most heralded pizza-by-the-slice spots.
Poldo e Gianna Osteria – Best part of the meal was the pear poached in red wine for dessert.
Popolo Caffe – Crowded, unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with basic good Italian food.
Ristorante Al Borghetto -The risotto with oxtail was among the best risotto dishes ever, but countered by the ridiculously parsimonious presentation of not-inexpensive ceviche.
Ristorante Virginiae – Enjoyed all courses of our fixed-price lunch here.
So many restaurants. So little time.