Street Food in Rome

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics | No Comments

Suppli-a-romaIt’s the trend of the moment, already appreciated in the most important cities of the world and becoming the new gastronomic hit even in Rome. During your sightseeing walks or just for a quick lunch break, this new habit is giving you the chance to try a kind of food you might not easily find in traditional restaurants. Be aware, these shops usually do not have seats for you and it is not easy to find an empty bench in Rome…. But… there is a special place called “Il Vinaietto” (Via del Monte della Farina, 38 – near Campo dei Fiori. Tel 066806989) where you can simply order a glass of wine and take your own food with you, exactly like the Romans used to do in the past in the “osterie”.

  • aTrestaurant: in the cozy Piazza di Pietra (near the Pantheon), you have a lively space at your disposal. They serve smoothies, juices, yogurt and fruit, but also salads, soups, quiches…. For an healthy meal!
  • Bacio di Puglia: directly form “the heel of the boot”, Apulia region, to the Vatican area: you can taste hot panzerotti, baked pasta, eggplants parmigiana…..
  • Fries: just french fries, but delicious, with 20 different sauces to dip them in! Very close to Saint Peter’s basilica…. it might be a very good way to end your Vatican tour!
  • Pastasciutta: if you like pasta as we do, you cannot miss this place! Around the Vatican (Via delle Grazie, 5)  you can have a dish of home made pasta cooked in front of your eyes for 5 euros!
  • La Piadineria: there are several shops selling the “piadina”, typical snack of the Romagna region filled with everything you can think about. The shop in Via del Boschetto 98 is close to the Colosseum/Forum area  and gives you the chance to explore the Rione Monti as well.
  • Pianostrada: in Trastevere, three ladies serve fresh food every day following the seasons.
  • Pinsa’m po’! : good stop after a Vatican tour, traditional recipe for a sort of take away pizza and good “supplì”, always just made. Local beer is served too!
  • Pizzarium: next to the Vatican and to the metro stop “Cipro”, this is not just another “take away pizza” shop, because quality is a must and creativity does not lack either ….
  • Queen’s Chips: Dutch potatoes imported exclusively and always fresh cut, perfectly fried. Few steps away from Piazza Venezia and the Quirinale Palace.
  • Supplizio: as the name states, the main “course” is the suppli, but not just the traditional fried tomato and meat ragout rice ball… impossible to describe exactly what they cook, the list is on a board and changes every day. Stop by and enjoy!
  • Trapizzino: in Testaccio and now also in Ponte Milvio, ancient recipes of the local tradition saved from the oblivion and served with two slices of pizza bread….

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