Archived entries for local
There are two Roscioli’s in Rome, one is an upmarket restaurant selling some of the best, most innovative food in the city, while the other is a slightly more modest forno (bakery), which sells breads, pizzas, pastries and at lunchtime some amazing sandwiches, Roman pasta dishes and typical salads of the region.
Specialising in traditional Umbrian food, Taverna La Lanterna is a favourite with tourists and locals alike. Located in the stunning hilltop village of Spoleto, it is more than worth making the journey if you are ever nearby. Serving amazing local food and at very reasonable prices, it is one of the most authentic Italian eating experiences you are likely to come across.
Loud, lively and always busy, the secret to trattoria Mario’s success is no great mystery. The food is fresh and homemade, most of the ingredients are sourced from the central food market only a few metres away, the menu changes daily, the quality is always exceptional, the service is friendly and the prices are unbeatable.
Hiding in a corner a few steps from the over crowded piazza Santa Maria, Bar San Calisto, is the hangout of choice for locals in Rome’s Trastevere district. The reason, it’s about the only place left in the adopted tourist epicentre where the drink isn’t extortionately expensive and a reputation for the best chocolate gelato in summer and hot chocolate in winter doesn’t hurt either.