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“Running a good restaurant is more than a business: It’s an avocation, a family heirloom to be nourished, improved and passed along to the next generation.”– Duncan Pollock


Artichokes are king here (especially in March), along with carciofi alla giudia (deep fried artichokes), lamb, beef stew and gnocchi.


Roma Sparita A charming, small restaurant tucked into a corner of the Piazza Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, where a lot of locals eat. The classic cacio e pepe is superb. Reservations are needed.


Trattoria Monti A small, cozy family-run restaurant near Santa Maria Maggiore serving delicious homemade ravioli and pastas, with extremely friendly service. Order the daily


specials. Good house wine and a good value. Reservations are needed.


Three Favorite Trattorias Antica Trattoria da Carlone Old style trattoria considered one of the best in the city, located on a quiet side street in Trastevere. Great cacio e pepe, pastas, tripe and homemade desserts. Reservations are suggested.


Da Meo Patacca Located in Trastevere, this no frills atmospheric taverna has gas and oil lamps, and candles. They serve terrific mozzarella, prosciutto and pastas, and have an extensive menu of grilled meats, seafood, fruit, cheeses and desserts. Live music is offered, too.


La Gatta Buia Casual dining in the Materain center of the old city. Wonderful pasta, pizza, and homemade beer and wines.


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