Italian Food: 5 Must-Try Dishes in Rome

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Are you planning a trip to Rome? Good idea! Your trip to this timeless city needs to include sampling authentic Roman dishes, if you want to fully experience the culture.

Cacio e Pepe

This Roman pasta dish is very tasty. It is made up of only 3 ingredients, including pecorino (hard, salty cheese,) tonnarelli (pasta,) and black pepper. It is definitely a dish you need to try when in Rome. The best restaurants where you can try this dish include: Roma Sparita, Flavio al Velavevodetto, and Da Felice.

Fiori di Zucca

Fiori di Zucca (battered zucchini flowers stuffed with anchovies and mozzarella) are a traditional appetizer usually seen on menus all over Rome. For a truly delicious Fiori di Zucca experience, visit La Campana and Emma.


When you think of Italian cuisine, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably carbonara. This creamy egg-based sauce is dotted with pieces of cured pork jowl (succulent guanciale) and a pinch of black pepper to balance the flavours. You can enjoy the perfect carbonara in Rome at L’Arcangelo, Trattoria da Danilo, Roscioli, and Marzapane.

Pizza Romana

Pizza Romana is typically shaped like a rectangle. Different types of flour are used to make the dough of the pizza. Keep in mind that pizza in Rome is usually sold by weight. So, it is a good idea to avoid adding too many toppings!

Suppli al Telefono

These deep-fried rice balls with a melted mozzarella centre are best enjoyed alone. The good news is that they are available in most bars and pizzerias in the city. Buon appetito!


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