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Cesare al Casaletto

If you consider yourself to be an adventurous tourist (and if you enjoy really really good Roman Italian food), Cesare al Casaletto is a necessary addition to your Rome itinerary. Located deep in the Monteverde neighborhood, this classic trattoria is about as local as it gets, packed daily and nightly with Romans and passionate foodies. It’s […]

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Agustarello in Testaccio

Just a few blocks away from the Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio lies Agustarello, a family-run trattoria boasting excellent traditional Roman dishes that taste just like mamma’s cooking, so to speak. Named for its founder, Agustarello, the trattoria is now run by his son, Alessandro, and Alessandro’s wife Antonella. Over the years, they’ve built a reputation for delicious […]

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Picchiapò & Cicoria Strascinata at Da Benito

I had lunch today with Context Travel food docents, Eleonora and Brette at Da Benito in the Jewish Ghetto. It is a no frills family run Roman trattoria. By the time I arrived orders had been placed. I quickly hopped on my fellow foodies bandwagon ordering picchiapò and cicoria strascinata (chicory sauteed with olive oil, garlic […]

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