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 snack) 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.
  • Nuovo Mondo: the’s 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, cheap price and a noisy “true Roan” 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.
  • 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 lear the difference between Roman pizza and Neapolitan pizza, watch this video!