4 Perfect Days of Eating in Rome

Start the second of your four days in Rome with coffee and pastries at Linari, a beloved bakery in Testaccio.

We have a saying: “one life isn’t enough for Rome.” And it’s probably true. But if you only have four days in Rome, here’s where you should eat, drink and hang out. Photo Credit: Abbie Stark, Text Overlay: Devour Rome Food Tours An itinerary for four days in Rome In theory, finding places to eat […]

Behind the Bite: Prosecco

What is Prosecco? It's an affordable, delicious sparkling wine that gives better-known Champagne a run for its money.

Prosciutto. Parmigiano. Prosecco. There are certain words that just recall Italy. But when it comes to the last one, the love for it is often coupled with a justified confusion. Say “Prosecco” to someone, and the image that will come to their mind is a chalice of golden, bubbly liquid, sipped on a terrace in […]

5 Authentic Places Where You Can Eat in Rome in August 2019

Da Cesare is one of our favorite picks for where to eat in Rome in August. They serve up some of the best pasta all'amatriciana in town!

Rome changes in August.  The center of the city is still swollen with tourists, eager to get in a trip before summer ends. But step out into the residential neighborhoods and you’ll see scores of empty parking spots and shuttered businesses.  Why?  Because Rome is mercilessly hot and humid in August, and many Romans escape […]

What We Would Eat in Rome If We Had Only One Day

If you're not sure what to eat in Rome: we've got three words for you: cacio e pepe.

There’s a lifetime of meals to be eaten in Rome. But sometimes, you’ve only got one day. Rome is Italy’s biggest city, and there are literally thousands of great restaurants, bars, pizzerias, gelato shops and bakeries that we could recommend if you’re wondering what to eat in Rome. The good thing, though, is that Rome […]

Behind the Bite: Roman Jewish Food

Carciofo alla Giudia is an example of Roman Jewish food that made it mainstream.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. After thousands of years of habitation and hardship, one thing is certain: the Jews of Rome have a cuisine unlike any other in the world Rome is home to Europe’s oldest Jewish community. The first Jews […]

Hidden Rome: Dining in Centri Sociali

If you’re looking for cheap, local food, served with a side of politics, you’ve got to go to a Roman centro sociale Centri sociali are one of the great, hidden protagonists in Roman cultural life. There are Centri sociali all over Italy, but we’re going to focus on the Roman ones in this blog. Dining in […]

Behind the Bite: Roman Offal

Coda alla Vaccinara is a classic Roman dish of oxtails in tomato sauce with celery

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Inside the anatomy chart that is a typical Roman menu. Roman food has a few essential characteristics. It’s simple. The main seasonings are black pepper, pecorino and mint. And every part of the animal can […]

Behind the Bite: Roman Pasta

Dining in centri sociali in Rome is a feast for the senses. As far as food goes, it can range from international offerings to Roman classics like carbonara.

There’s something comforting about the dependable, the quotidian, the downright normal. Roman pasta is just that. Amatriciana, carbonara, gricia and cacio e pepe are the main pastas of Rome, and most restaurants have at least two of them on the menu at any given time. They are, by and large, the things Romans love about their food. […]

A Seasonal Guide to Eating in Rome

One of our favorite summertime dishes in Italy is fried calamari. Check out the rest in our guide to seasonal eating in Rome.

Eating seasonal in Rome isn’t just about which vegetables are at the market (although there are plenty of those). It’s about festivals, holidays, and even days of the week. One of the great things about eating in Rome is, ironically, the limitations of the season. Certain dishes—cacio e pepe, braised oxtail—are evergreen, but many things you only […]