Behind the Bite: Pizza alla Romana

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Pizza is the most iconic of Italian foods and one of the few Italian words to have penetrated into almost every language worldwide. It’s also one of the few Italian foods that comes close […]

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 […]

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. […]