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Come Il Latte

Come il Latte, a gelateria hidden a few streets off Via XX Settembre, entices visitors with its cute black and white interior, reminiscent of a 1950s American malt shop. There are around thirty flavors to choose from, all of which are made from natural or locally sourced ingredients. You’ll find all the classics like chocolate […]

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Chiostro del Bramante

Rome has its share of beautiful dining settings, but few can rival the Chiostro del Bramante, an early 16th-century cloister designed by a Renaissance master. To get there, walk past the ticket office beside the church of Santa Maria della Pace–no need to pay admission to enter–then head upstairs where the cafe serves food and […]

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Gelateria Fatamorgana

A few blocks from Villa Ada and the Via Salaria, Gelateria Fatamorgana sells Maria Agnese Spagnulo’s edible works of art. Each flavor is made from all natural ingredients, without chemical additives or artificial flavors, and many are lactose free. Spagnulo’s whimsical creations are often seasonal and always draw on quality produce, spices and herbs. In […]

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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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Il Gelato Bistrò

Claudio Torcè’s small artisanal chain Il Gelato kicked off the natural gelato movement in Rome and introduced some of the first savory flavors to the city’s mainstream ice cream scene. The production and sale of his gelati are entrusted only to the most dedicated partners and franchise owners like Andrea Puddinu, whose Il Gelato Bistrò […]

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Nonna Betta

Umberto Pavoncello’s formerly dairy kosher (now “kosher style”) restaurant on the main street in the Ghetto serves all the Roman Jewish classics—anchovies with endive, fried artichokes, batter fried vegetables, pasta with chicory and bottarga—as well as some Middle Eastern dishes. On a recent visit, seasonal Roman artichokes were used creatively for surprising artichoke-filled ravioli dressed […]

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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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Vice Café

Vice Café stands out from the other gelato and pastry shops near the Vatican not only because of its luminescent ice palace décor, but also because of the creativity and superb quality of its offerings. Two long bars display artisanal gelato and elaborate pastries that will ensure you spend twice as long admiring the contents […]

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no.au

No.au is a collaborative effort from two brewers (Teo Musso and Leonardo di Vincenzo), a celebrity baker(Gabriele Bonci) and two long-term fixtures in Rome’s beverage business (Luca Tosato and Paolo Bertani). If you can look past the silly name (noau is the Italianized phonetic spelling of “Know How”, to which the acronym Naturale Organico Alimento […]

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