A good pizza in Rome

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics, On your own | No Comments

trattoria-vecchia-romaWhen in Rome….. eat as least a pizza a week!

And if you want to keep up with the locals, remember to order fritti as a starter – from supplì (the roman rice ball hors d’oeuvre) to fillets of baccalà (salt cod) to fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with an anchovy and mozzarella). And no wine with pizza, but beer, or even a coke. Or gas water….Here is a non-exhaustive list of my favorite pizza places:

  • Bir and Fud: in Trastevere  and not just for pizza. Craft beer, unusual pizzas, mouth watering antipasti and dessert. Better to reserve a table, as it gets full immediately!
  • Alle Carrette: when I’m next to the Colosseum I go there, a little alley, few tables outside and a lot of space inside, but still you’ll have to wait. Because pizza is really good!
  • Emma: my last discovery near Campo dei Fiori/Piazza Navona. And not only for pizza! Great ingredients, polite service (which is not always the case for “pizzeria”) and not to be missed desserts.
  • La Focaccia: soft pizza, if you prefer the “Naples style”. Near Piazza Navona.
  • La Montecarlo: informal, noisy, genuine, cheap pizzeria near Piazza Navona. Only cash payment.
  • Nuovo Mondo: this is how a pizzeria looked like in Rome until 30 years ago, with paper-thin pizza, simple fast services, few good items in the menu that the waiter can tell by heart, cheap price and a noisy “true Roman” atmosphere just next to your elbow! Located in Testaccio, a district to explore if you wish to feel like a local….
  • Dar Poeta: we will never state one as “the best pizzeria in Rome” , but this is a damn good one! There’s usually a bit to wait before being seated, but it’s worthwhile. Try the delicious “calzone” with ricotta cheese and nutella to end dinner! And afterwards, a walk in Trastevere, of course!
  • La Pratolina:  not far from the Vatican, this is a pizzeria where you will be surrounded by more locals than tourist, which is becoming rare in the centre of Rome. Pizza is really good, so it’s always full: remember to reserve your table in advance. Only for dinner.
  • Li Rioni: traditional warm atmosphere not far from the Colosseum.
  • Al Tettarello: in Monti, a good trattoria, but also remarkable for pizza.

Any great discovery you wish to add? Let us know by mail to info@afriendinrome.it . And if you wish to learn the difference between Roman pizza and Neapolitan pizza, watch this video!

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