June 26, 2001
Tables may be family style (shared) if the dining room and tiny patio are full, but you can meet lots of interesting Romans this way! This is only a minor inconvenience for one of the few places that's open on Sunday and serves hearty soups, pastas, paté, dips (the babaganoush made with aubergines and garlic is to die for) and a bountiful selection of cheeses and cured meats.. For a starter, try a plate of the delicate San Daniele proscuitto. The Greek salad is crisp with a generous slab of fresh feta on top, and the authentic (and very popular) Tripa Di Roma (Tripe) is bathing in a hearty tomato sauce. You'd swear it was pasta. If you're not so adventurous and would prefer pasta, the lasagna is rich and hearty enough for two. Very little English is spoken here so if they give you a menu in Italian, just point to it and say "In Inglese, per favore." They do have menus translated into English which you'll need for all the different kinds of meats and cheeses they serve.
As you can imagine, their printed wine list is extensive and an education in Italian vino. What's more fun is pointing to a bottle on the shelves above you and experimenting. Have fun!
From journal Roam in Rome