You must have heard the saying – âAll roads lead to Romeâ. How about âall restaurants lead to Romeâ? This phrase holds true as well, because Roman restaurants have been an exquisite place for the hoi polloi through ages. As the time passed by, these restaurants renovated their look and became urbane. A few among them preferred to retain their essence as well as look and continue to exist in the traditional form to this date, popularly known as ristorante in Rome. These ristorantes have the classy flavor of the old kitchen which is presented to you in the most ethnic way.
Here are five classic ristorante in Rome that have set a benchmark in serving the best Italian cuisine for years.
1. Ristorante Nino
This one is the most placid place to be. The foods which are served here are exotic and sumptuous especially zuppa di fagioli (bean soup). Sitting at this place gives you the feel of an old styled but sophisticated dining hall with pretty glamour pusses heating up the surrounding. The restaurant is at the historic center of Rome. With enchanting work of art on the walls and traditional tables and chairs around, it gives you a feel of the early 1930s. The traditional dishes served here are lip smacking. Since its inception in the year 1934, this ristorante has been a food lovers’ paradise.
2. Ristorante Piperno
This restaurant is popularly known for its amazing gastronomic-s. Being one of the best restaurants in Rome, this place serves Roman and Jewish cuisine. All the elite and posh crowd of Italy visit this place to savor the delicacies served here. The most popular cuisine at this place is Jerusalem Artichoke. Some other signature dishes that you would love to gobble here are carciofi alla giudia (fried Jerusalem artichoke) and fiori di zucca( zucchini flowers). And, finally when you are done with it, donât forget to eat the sweetbread as a dessert. Ristorante Piperno was established in the year 1860.
3. Al Pompiere
Al Pompiere has set a landmark in serving traditional Italian food. This restaurant is separated into four huge rooms. The striking thing here, is the fresco-ed ceiling – inspired by the 16th century architecture – which gives the place a very elegant look. Every time you go there, it feels as if you have arrived for the first time. Perhaps this is what makes this place so special. The restaurant was started in the year 1962 by the family of Monteferri. The most preferred dishes here include; Grilled veal chops and fried zucchini flowers and some outdated dishes like linguine al limone that you wonât get anywhere else.
4. Al Moro
This is an ideal place for luncheon in Rome. The beauty of this place is in the fact that it is very near to the Trevi Fountain, which is visible from inside and you can admire it while relishing your food at the restaurant. The socialites and politicians are very often seen hanging around this place. The seasoned chefs who cook here are among the best in the city. The ambiance of this restaurant is perfect for a business conversation. You can get here some authentic specialties of Rome like crispy baby goat – roasted dark golden and flavored with rosemary. Also, you can sip into some top notch wines here. The trattoria was started in the year 1929.
5. Ristorante La Campana
Ristorante la Campana is the oldest restaurant in Rome. You will get to see the beautiful history illustrated inside this trattoria. The innovative designs and ceiling work is a blast from the past and is categorically rhapsody. A perfect place for the beauty admirers, this place serves excellent food, among them being antipasti and saltimbocca. If you get a chance to be here donât forget to order for Monte Bianco (chestnut puree), you are sure to get spell bound by the amazing taste of this delicacy.