Antico Forno Roscioli

rosciolifornoOne of Rome’s best bakeries and among the city’s most historic institutions, Antico Forno Roscioli is a family-run business and, depending on the time of day, you might find patriarch Marco or his son Pierluigi hard at work. There are a variety of baked goods, including pizza by the slice, flatbreads, loaves, and sweets. The pizza bianca (flatbread brushed with olive oil) and pizza rossa (crispy flatbread dressed with light tomato sauce) are sensational and the pane di Lariano (crusty sourdough bread) is the best in Rome.

At lunchtime, they stock the small back room with pastas, vegetable dishes and a handful of meat dishes, which are sold by the portion and can be eaten at the high tables throughout the bakery. For a more substantial meal, be sure to check out their wine bar/restaurant/gourmet food shopped called, simply, Roscioli.

Ambiance: Carb central.
Budget: Moderate to expensive (in the case of pizza by the slice).
Value: Good.
Recommended goods: Pizza bianca, pizza rossa, pane di Lariano, cookies, panettone, colomba.
Open: Mon-Sat 8:00-19:30. Closed Saturday afternoons in the summer (July, August). Closed August 15.
How to get there: Bus or tram to Largo Argentina.
Credit cards: Yes

Address: Via dei Chiavari 34
Telephone: +39 066875287
Website: www.anticofornoroscioli.com

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  1. Gaudeo |The Rome Digest - March 24, 2013

    [...] panino concept and gave it a facelift: the breads (kamut, an ancient wheat, and cornmeal) are from Roscioli; the cheeses, meats and marinated vegetables are sourced from quality producers all over Italy. [...]

  2. Vegan Rome, Part 2 |The Rome Digest - May 20, 2013

    [...] flatbreads—pizza bianca and pizza rossa—are 100% vegan and widely available at bakeries like Antico Forno Roscioli and Forno Campo de’ Fiori. Pizza bianca is a flatbread brushed with olive oil, while rossa is [...]

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    [...] Roscioli family, famous for their nearby bakery Antico Forno Roscioli, opened this restaurant/wine bar/deli in 2005. Purchase wine, cheese, fine pasta or cured meats at [...]

  4. Where to Eat in Rome in August |The Rome Digest - August 13, 2013

    […] will be the only choice for a quick lunch on the 15th, but Antico Forno Roscioli, U-Juice and Mordi e Vai are open as usual, except August […]

  5. Five Favorites for Dining on a Budget |The Rome Digest - March 21, 2014

    […] Antico Forno Roscioli – Try Antico Forno Roscioli for freshly baked breads, pastries, and pizza. Grab a Roman staple, pizza bianca, to go or pull up a chair at one of the high tables for a quick plate of pasta, a panino grilled vegetables or braised meat. […]

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    […] Antico Forno Roscioli – At this historic bakery, you’ll find metre-long Roman pizza sold by the slice. Be sure to tell the person behind the counter just how much you’d like. Keep an eye out for pizza bianca, flatbread brushed with olive oil, and pizza rossa, crispy flatbread lightly topped with tomato sauce. […]

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    […] Carapina, one of Florence’s foremost gelaterie, opened its first shop in Rome last week. This branch is no franchise; master gelataio Simone Bonini is overseeing the operation himself and hopes to achieve the same high quality standards that his Florence locations are known for. The gelato is made from top-notch ingredients, which are transformed into such flavors as dairy free chocolate, yogurt, pistachio, hazelnut and strawberry. Bonini will also serve unconventional flavors like Pecorino Romano, white raisin with wine, brandy-based gelato and even gelato made with beer. Carapina is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00-20:30. It is located at Via dei Chiavari 37, two doors down from Antico Forno Roscioli. […]