Thursday, 27 April 2017
402. Rome eats.
1. Gelateria Cecere Antonietta - via del Lavatore 84, Rome, Italy (Trevi)
A friend who'd been going to Rome for many years recommended this place. Just round the corner from the trevi fountain, this area is filled with gelateria's so I was glad I had this place recommended to me. And it didn't fail to deliver, we opted for a lemon sorbet and double chocolate. Oh me oh my, the lemon was perfectly crisp, moist and refreshing. Not sour but softly sweet that it didn't become sickly. Then the chocolate, that was so perfectly creamy and indulgent. A definite must when visiting the Trevi Fountain. About 4 euros a pop.
2. Il Fornaio Via Dei Baullari, 5, 00186 Roma, Italy
Another recommendation from my friend. This was such a little hidden treasure, traditional and small. With a mixture of sweet and savoury treats to choose from we decided to try their foccacia and a slice of the pizza displayed in their window.
3. Pizza Zizza Roma
A great lil restaurant (teeny tiny) that's worth coming as soon as it opens. It has two tables outside and one inside, that's about it. Round the corner from St Peter's Basilica, I've heard queues can be rather lengthy. Luckily we got there just as it opened. Friendly service, we were offered the tasting menu and agreed to tried all the delights. Whilst waiting we were treated to trying one of their arancini balls which were deep fried cheese rice, so crisp on the outside by moist on the in. Mmm mmm. Then came the platter of pizza slices, just the right size for seven different varieties, the base was lovely and crisp and the ingredients fresh and tasty. My favourites were the pesto topped ones! Highly recommended and for a mere 18 euros for two people, you can't go wrong.
4. CamBio Vito
Another day another gelateria! I delved in for the Stracciatella (vanilla with chocolate shavings) and a hazelnut one. So fresh and creamy! Rather filling after scoffing my face with pizza, great size portions for 4 euros. A must.
5. Market At Campo Dei Fiori
One of our last stops before we left Rome was a place we happened to stumble across. This market was filled with all the goods. Men will try and lure you to try their array of truffle infused saucey things, and you must embrace it. Because as soon as you try one, you want them all! We stoked up on truffle infused pesto (7euros), big ol' wedges of parmigiana (price by weight), sticks of garlic salami (also price by weight) and obviously penis pasta (a bargain a 2.50euros a large pack). It's really pretty and quite fun and such stunning location.