Cesare al Casaletto

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Cesare al Casaletto is far off the well-beaten tourist track, but those who make the trip will be treated to some of the best cucina romana in town. It is easy to get to Cesare: just take the 8 tram from Largo Argentina and get off at the very last stop. Fifty yards from the tram tracks the restaurant’s stark interior puts all the focus on the food such as stellar fried starters, classic Roman pasta dishes, and outstanding second courses. The wine list has some real steals. Leave room for dessert. In the summer try to reserve a table outside, under the vines – very romantic!

Ambiance: Neo-trattoria.
Budget: Moderate.
Value: Excellent.
Recommended dishes: Mixed fried appetizers, fried lambchops, trippa alla romana, panna cotta, creme caramel.
Open: Thurs-Tues 12:30-15:00 & 19:30-23:00. Closed September 30th – October 9th and February 3rd – March 3rd.
How to get there: Take tram 8 from Largo Argentina, get off at last stop and walk 50 yards to the restaurant.
How to book: Recommended. Call.
Credit cards: Yes.
Additional notes: Outdoor seating on the terrace, great wine list focusing on natural wines, open in August. Open lunch only on December 25 and January 1, closed December 24 & 31.

Address: Via del Casaletto 45
Telephone: +39 06536015
Website: No website.

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