One 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).
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