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Forno Colapicchioni

Forno Colapicchioni is a long-established bakery in the Prati neighborhood, not far from Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican. There are two locations, one on Via Tacito (76-78) and another on Via Properzio. The former is both a bakery and a deli, selling all sorts of provisions in addition to their famous baked specialties. The latter […]

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Mesob

Located in a spruced-up former garage off the Via Prenestina, this is one of Rome’s most exciting places to eat. Mesob is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant named after hourglass-shaped straw tables on which food is served. Chef Kuki Tadese prepares an abundance of dishes based on family recipes that are intensely spiced and flavorful. They […]

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Blind Pig

Walking into Blind Pig feels somewhat like stepping into a 1920s American speakeasy, albeit with an alternative rock soundtrack and a television. The Prohibition era theme offers a laidback atmosphere where tables are made from old liquor crates and the walls are lined with beer bottles. The drink menu focuses mainly on craft beers from […]

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Mordi e Vai

When the Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio opened in July 2012, it welcomed dozens of vendors from the Market’s previous location, as well as some new businesses. One of these, Mordi e Vai, was an immediate hit and swarmed with visitors hungry for its economical and consistently delicious street food. Owner Sergio Esposito’s stall, which is […]

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Città dell’Altra Economia & BioMercato

The Città dell’Altra Economia & BioMercato, a 37,000 square foot (3,500 square meter) complex opened in the ex-Mattatoio (former slaughterhouse) in Testaccio in September 2007. Since its inauguration, the complex has undergone several transformations and is currently enjoying its most organized and exciting period. A small organic grocery store stands beside a bar/cafeteria. There are […]

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Antonini (Gran Caffè Esperia)

What started out as a dairy shop in 1927 is still going strong as a café, bar, pasticceria, tavola calda and gelateria. Now managed by the fourth generation of founders, the perpetually busy, sun-filled space near the banks of the Tiber favors the Roman jet-set, but doesn’t look down on the thirsty and tired tourists […]

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Roma Farmers’ Market

UPDATE: The Roma Farmers’ Market has moved to Garbatella. Every Saturday and Sunday, the Roma Farmers’ Market in the ex-mattatoio (former slaughterhouse) in Testaccio is flooded with producers and farmers from Lazio. Most vendors come from the Comune di Roma, but others travel from a bit further afield, and some (though few) of the items […]

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Gaudeo

Gaudeo, which opened in the summer of 2012, changed the face of fast dining in the very trendy Monti neighborhood. A collective group of 7 friends wanted to challenge the eternal “pizza bianca filled with loveless ingredients” that are served everywhere in Rome. They decided to take the famous-outside-of-italy panino concept and gave it a […]

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Da Remo

Arrive at this classic Roman pizzeria before 8pm or be prepared to queue for its scrocchiarella (crispy thin crust) Roman style pizza. Start with a few fritti (fried starters) and a plate of beans, the traditional starters to Roman pizza meals. The flat and crispy pizzas, which are made in a wood-burning oven, are designed […]

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Passaguai

Passaguai is a pleasant place to stop for a glass of wine and a plate of cheese after a visit to the Vatican Museums. This casual wine bar serves excellent snacks made from homemade products and well-sourced ingredients. Try dishes made with their own preserves, mostarde, cured meats and olive oils. There is an added bonus […]

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