Fatamorgana (via Roma Libera 11)- Experimental flavors such as Basil, Walnuts & Honey or Banana Cream w/ Sesame Brittle
Frigidarium (Via del Governo Vecchio 112) – Their namesake flavor is to-die-for!! Caramel with cookies and chocolate. Go for the complimentary dark chocolate or white chocolate dip – it’s messy, but complete chocolate nirvana.
Gelateria dei Gracchi (Via dei Gracchi 272) – I have to admit I didn’t have a chance to visit it, but it came highly recommended by friends, particularly for their Ricotta, Pear & Dark Chocolate Bar. It’s first on my hit-list next time I’m in Rome.
Fior di Luna (Via della Lungaretta 96) – High-quality gelato with traditional flavors
Il Gelato Bistro (Circonvallazione Trionfale,11)- Another traditional gelateria with a lovely owner who served us
Dar Poeta (Vicolo del Bologna 45/46)- Sit-down restaurant with thin crust pizza served to you piping hot straight from a wood oven. High quality ingredients as well – the buffalo mozzarella was super creamy.
Pizzarium (Via della Meloria 43)- Probably our favorite pizza of the trip. A bit thicker crust and unique flavor combinations such as spinach and goat cheese, roasted red pepper and fresh mozzarella. There’s no seating so it’s either take-away or grab one of the tiny stools outside and sit on the sidewalk. Gets super busy at lunchtime.
La Renella (Via Del Moro 15)- Pizza bakery (they also sell bread and a few cakes) serving thin crust pizza with a variety of rotating toppings. It’s sold by weight, so tell them what size you want and feel free to sample as much as you like. Good place to go for a quick slice, though you may get lucky and score a seat.
Innocenti (Via Della Luce 21)- Family-owned bakery specializing in cookies and biscotti. Beautifully displayed and sold by weight. So mix and match and fill a bag to eat along with your cappuccino with breakfast.
Nonna Betta (via Del Portico D’Ottavia 16) – Roman Jewish cuisine in the Jewish ghetto section of Rome. Carciofi alla guidia (“Jewish-style artichokes”) are a specialty, as is tripe, and a pasta dish with chicory.
I Suppli (Via di San Francesco a Ripa 137) – Fried snacks including Rome’s famous suppli (fried rice balls filled with mozzarella and bolognese). Good for a quick pick-me-up or late night munchie.
Obica Mozzarella Bar (Piazza Campo Dè Fiori 16) – It’s location on the Campo de Fiori is great for people-watching. You select a type of mozzarella as well as an accompaniment such as olives, cured meats, and grilled artichokes. Great wine list too.
Osteria Der Belli (Piazza Santa Apollonia 9) – Classic pastas including raviolio and carbonara, but seafood dishes as well.
Checco er Carettiere (Via Benedetta 10) – Old-school trattoria with beautiful meat dishes (ossobucco, ox tail stew), colorful antipasti, and of course, delicious traditional pasta dishes such as cheese cannelloni and spaghetti and meatballs.
La Norcineria Iacozzilli (Via Natale del Grande 15) – Get your porchetta fix here. Juicy, slow-roasted pork served on bread: yet another Roman specialty. Come early, as when it’s gone, it’s gone.