a foodie’s tour of rome

Our last foodie stop on our EuroTrip was the motherload… Rome! This city has so much to offer. I have to be honest, I was really only excited to go to Rome to eat all the cacio e pepe. I had assumed I had seen enough photos of the Coliseum & watched enough Lizzie McGuire that the rest of Rome would be unimpressive. I was SO wrong (& that is never the case lol). Every corner we turned, there would be a new historical sight to see, a cute Italian boutique to shop at, or a new gelateria to nom at. 

not lying when I say every corner there is something new to see…
not lying when I say every corner there is something new to see…

The first meal we had was the BEST. From then on, I was on a hunt for the next best dish. I sort of hated myself afterwards, but I kept convincing myself that it was the LAST part of our trip & I had to have all the pasta/pizza or else I fail at life. And so I did just that…

Oh & I saw some historical stuff too… I’ll leave that part to Yelp, but I leave you a few pretty pics.

ceiling #goals at the vatican
ceiling #goals at the vatican
walk the river in rome at sunset
walk the river in rome at sunset
beyond happy relaxing after hours of touring
beyond happy relaxing after hours of touring

And onto the food……..

amen
amen
working to pay off our pizza bills
working to pay off our pizza bills

what to eat:

  • Lunch @ Maccheroni for pasta or even a delish salad 
  • Dinner @ Taverna Dei Fori Imperiali
    • Cacio e pepe with truffle; BEST pasta we had on the trip
  • Dinner @ Da Remo for pizza
    • SO good, get there early/right when it opens to avoid the crowd
  • Dinner @ Cacio e Pepe in case you need more of it.. 
  • Gelato @ Gelateria dei Gracchi
    • Really flavorful, like REALLY. If you get the apple flavor, you will basically be eating an apple. 
  • Gelato @ Gelateria San Crispino
    • Honey and meringue flavors, try them! Don’t fall for the other gelaterias close to the Trevi- this one is the spot!
  • Gelato @ Giolitti Gelateria
    • I don’t even have an explanation for this one- but it was our favorite gelato of Rome!
carbonara at maccheroni
carbonara at maccheroni
truffle cacio e pepe at taverna (sorry terrible lighting, you win some, you lose some)
truffle cacio e pepe at taverna (sorry terrible lighting, you win some, you lose some)
lamb ragu @ taverna
lamb ragu @ taverna
bresaola pizza at da remo 
bresaola pizza at da remo 
spicy pepperoni pizza at da remo with eggplant
spicy pepperoni pizza at da remo with eggplant
cacio e pepe @ cacio e pepe
cacio e pepe @ cacio e pepe
all rome is not made the same
all rome is not made the same

xoxo,

shushu

meanwhile at the coliseum...
meanwhile at the coliseum…

2 thoughts on “a foodie’s tour of rome

  1. I LOVE cacio e pepe. Have you watched the Chef’s Table on Massimo Bottura. Must watch – he tells an amazing story of how he invented cacio e pepe risotto. Also his restaurant in Modena was just bumped to #1 in world.

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    1. Chef’s table is next on my watch list! You have to go try modena and report back. I saw that it was bumped literally right after we left Italy. It was devastating, because I would have loved to know about it before.

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