Eat like a local

Posted on Feb 18, 2024 in Foodies & Shopaholics

Many of you ask about “non touristy restaurants”. Let’s be honest, Rome is touristy city and most of the restaurants in the city centre now cater for tourists more than locals. They can be good, anyway, even if you will be surrounded by many languages different from Italian. We tried to provide an updated list […]

14 fun facts about Italian food (and drinks!)

Posted on Feb 5, 2024 in Foodies & Shopaholics

Last year, 2023, I collected several “Foodies’ pills” that I shared on my social media. This article collects them all and tells you something some Italian  fun facts about food: Italian cuisine, differently from the French one that was created in the kitchens of the most famous chefs, was born in the homes of the […]

Coffee break

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] If you have seen a cup of coffee here in Italy (our little cup, in fact, is called “tazzina”), you know why most of our cafeterias don’t have tables, but you just stand at the bar for our “coffee shot”. Well, when you are on holiday and far from your accommodation, sometimes […]

Food weirdos

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Time out to reflect, Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] Food can be a divisive subject, something so personal and “ancestral” that we immediately notice when somebody has different eating habits from us. So, it was fun to collect some of the aspects that make us, Italians, seem weird to the eyes of people coming from another continent: we usually eat lunch […]

Aperitivo on the roof

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Foodies & Shopaholics, On your own

[revised February 2024] The skyline of Rome has undoubtedly something special and the joy of the sunset with a drink from the rooftop of a smart terrace should be part of your Roman holiday!  Thanks to the suggestions of some friends who are actively “researching” and testing, we have here now a list of cool places for […]

Eating in Rome

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Planning Support, On your own

[revised February 2024] There is such a wide choice of places and options to eat in Rome: street food? A gelato? A fancy restaurant with a view? A traditional trattoria? A wine-bar for fine tastings? Midnight cornetto?… It’s impossible to list them all… We are “out there” everyday and we constantly ask for feedbacks from […]

Eat local

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] We are sure one of the reasons to plan a trip to Italy is food, and we agree: it’s a damn good reason! Food is an important “ingredient” in a lifestyle and indulging in a good meal or in a new taste will be a long-lasting memory of your holiday. Italian  cuisine is […]

A good pizza in Rome

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] When in Rome….. eat at 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) or fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with an anchovy […]

A sweet life… #notonlygelato

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] Well, we know gelato is a great attraction, but we have many alternatives in the “dessert field” and here are some good addresses for every sweet tooth coming to Rome: Forno Boccione: the bakery of the Jewish Ghetto, the best place for “ricotta e visciole” pie, a tart with sheep cheese and […]

Street Food in Rome

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] It’s the trend of the moment, appreciated in the most important cities of the world and becoming the new gastronomic hit in Rome too. 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 […]