When it comes to eating Italian food, there is the Holy Trinity to think about: pasta, pizza, and gelato.
Rome is the type of city where you can easily find a delicious restaurant around every corner -- my recommendations could be endless. However, in the spirit of the Italian food Holy Trinity, I've included my "winners" in each category:
- Ambasciata d’Abruzzo: Ready to try some out of this world pasta? It was here I fell in love with lemon pasta and artichoke pasta. Yup...I said artichoke! The staff are friendly and the vibe is laidback and fun. It’s a bit outside the main city, so it's a local spot, with relatively few tourists.
- Pizzeria Da Baffetto: The line is worth the wait. If you’re not there when it opens at 6:30 (18:30), then be prepared to practice some patience, but I promise every yummy bite will be worth your time. The owner is a no frills kind of guy, and he has no problem plopping you at a table with strangers to make room for everyone. Be prepared to make new friends as you eat your meal.
- Old Bridge Gelateria: There is a gelato rivalry in Rome. Giolitti is the most famous spot, but Old Bridge won my heart. It’s near the Vatican -- grab a scoop and explore the Vatican piazza at night when no one is around.
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