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Delicious Dining Choices in Rome

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A travel journal to Rome by airynfaerie

Tre Scalini Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: Whether you just want a quick gelato, or a sit-down authentic Roman meal, Rome is teeming with places to eat, sip, taste, and devour. From the Colosseum to the old neighborhood of Trastevere, here are some of my favorite foodie stops.

Tre Scalini

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Restaurant | "Rome's Most Famous Dessert"

Tre Scalini Photo, Rome, Italy
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Home of one of Rome's most famous desserts, Ristorante Tre Scalini, is a gem in one of the city's most beautiful piazzas. Located in the bustling Piazza Navona, the tables outside the restaurant are always filled with guests enjoying the lively square. Piazza Navona is known not only for its multiple monuments, like the Fountain of the four Rivers scupture and Egyptian obelisk, or for it's buildings, like the Church of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, but also for the never-ending activity within. People of all ages stroll through the square throughout the day making a seat at a restaurant like Tre Scalini well worth the price.Originally opening as an inn in the 1800s, this rest...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2009

Tre Scalini
Piazza Navona, 28
Rome, Italy 00186
39 0668801996

Da Enzo

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Restaurant | "True Roman Fare"

Da Enzo Photo, Rome, Italy
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Located in the historical Rome neighborhood, Trastevere, Trattoria da Enzo is the perfect place for a truly authentic Roman culinary experience. The area of Trastevere is on the opposite side of the river from Rome's center, and many say it's the last "true Roman" neighborhood left in this diversified city. I say then, if this is true, it must be the area where I want to go to eat real Roman fare.Recently being mentioned in some guidebooks, this very small restaurant is becoming more well known with visitors, but is mostly frequented by locals. The first time we ate there, it was a recommendation from an Italian who lived down the street. Always busy, it's best to call ahead for reservatio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2009

Da Enzo
Via dei Vascellari, 29
Rome, Italy

Cafffe Camerino

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Restaurant | "The Cafe with Three "F"s"

Cafffe Camerino Photo, Rome, Italy
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At a single glance, the sign to this wonderful cafe may have you seeing double...or triple, as it's known as the "el caffè con tre effe" or "the cafe with three f's". I'm not sure why the owners decided to add that extra letter, but just like they added a letter, they also added goodness to their offerings.Probably my most favorite place in Rome to get a coffee, Cafffe Camerino has made a mark in the very competeitive coffee world of the ancient city. Not only with visitors, but also locals, this lovely cafe offers some of the best beverage creations along with warm homemade pastries. Located near the Largo di Torre Argentina in the area between the Pantheon and the Tiber River...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2009

Cafffe Camerino
Largo Arenula, 30
Rome, Italy

Freni e Frizioni

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Restaurant | "Best Aperitivo in Rome"

Freni e Frizioni Photo, Rome, Italy
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What do "brakes and clutches" (frieni e frizioni) have to do with fun drinks, great food, and trendy crowds? Nothing much, except that one of Trastevere's hippest place for an evening aperitvo takes place in an old car repair shop! Every evening between 7 and 10, Rome's young (and sometimes not so young) crowd gathers at Freni e Frizioni - artists, creatives, hipsters, students, and professionals alike - all converge near Piazza Trilussa for some of the city's best cocktails and tasty appetizer buffet.Drinks range from 5-8 euro, including wine, beer, and mixed drinks...and as long as you buy at least one of these, you get to partake in a glorious spread of culinary treats. Everything from ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2009

Freni e Frizioni
Via del Politeama 4-6
Rome, Italy

San Crispino

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Restaurant | "Most Sought-After Gelato in Rome"

San Crispino Photo, Rome, Italy
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I'd heard about the legendary San Crispino many times before actually visiting. Even after traveling to Rome multiple times, it wasn't until my last trip that I was able to taste Rome's most famous gelato, founded by brothers Pasquale and Giusseppe Alongi.With 5 locations throughout Rome, including one in the Terminal A of the Fiumicino Airport, most visitors to Rome stop at 2 of the locations in the heart of the city center. One is by the beautifully famous Fountain of Trevi, and the original is just a few steps away from the glorious Pantheon. A few times I'd looked for this one near the Pantheon without finding it, but now I know...so if you walk out of the Pantheon into the piazza, you...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 15, 2009

San Crispino
Via della Panetteria 42
Rome, Italy

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airynfaerie

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St. Augustine, Florida