It’s really not very difficult to find 1001 ways to gorge when on a Roman vacation. If the smell of freshly baked pizzette and focaccias emanating from small artisanal bakeries on every other corner isn’t enough to tempt your taste-buds, just wait until you pop into any little supermarket. You’re bound to be greeted by a deli counter the likes of which you could only dream about in most other countries. It’s no joke! I’ve enjoyed a better meal standing at the freshly prepared food-counter of a CONAD in Viale di Trastevere in Rome than I’ve had in many restaurants the world over. Mamma mia, it’s no wonder most of us swoon at the mere thought of a vacation in Italy. Stuff the history and culture...it’s really the glorious food we all come to experience!
Just because feasting in the Eternal City is a given, however, it does not mean one should take culinary delights for granted. Italian cuisine may be delectable, but it is also extremely traditional and very, very regional. There are mouth-watering dishes served in Rome that you’ll never find anywhere else.
Following are just some of our favourite Roman delights. Buon appetito!