Italian cuisine is famous in the whole world for its richness and variety. From the north to the south of the peninsula you can taste the refined delicacies. There is a lot to discover from the northern cuisine to the the delicious popular dishes of Campania and Sicily. On this article let`s focus on the best food in Rome!
Within all the other Italian geographical gastronomies, the roman one definitely has a very high spot on the Olympus of the world best palates. Within the most famous dishes, we’ll be able to find the best in all kind of dishes: first courses, second courses, and desserts loved in the whole globe.
Pasta rules Rome!
This wants to be a little guide for you to understand better the roman cuisine. Therefore start reading and get the most out of it!
In Rome, pasta is the best food for most of Romans, so special that we locals go so nuts for it. There is a system to prepare it: from the simplest to the most complex.
Cacio e pepe, Gricia and Carbonara
The simplest pasta dish you’ll find around is the “Cacio e pepe”. This pasta contains nothing else than pasta, cheese and pepper. If you add “guanciale” to this pasta (the cheek of the pork) there you’ll have a “Gricia”. And, in the end, if you add eggs to the “Gricia” you will be admiring the fantastic “Pasta alla Carbonara”!
It is not all about pasta!
As we said before, you will not find only pasta on the roman tables. In here you’ll be able to taste “Carciofi alla giudia”, a specialty of the Jewish ghetto in Rome. It consists of fried artichokes with a soft citrus fragrance donated by the lemon added during the preparation of it.
For the most adventurous and bravest there is the most feared and loved roman dish: the “Trippa alla romana”. The tripe is slowly cooked in a tomato and garlic sauce. That gives the softest texture that makes it so delicious.
Last but not least, for our carnivore friends we have prepared the “Saltimbocca alla romana”! It is prepared by slicing the veal very thinly to then incorporate it with cheese, ham and, sage. All to be cooked in white wine… yum!
Find the right place to go
If you want to try the best food in Rome, you should go to the best chef. Luciano is the Man! Michelin star Chef is famous for it’s reinvented Pasta alla Carbonara. Let’s try our food tour combined by 3 hour segway tour with lunch by Luciano!
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