Gourmet Travel Italy Recent Discoveries Top 10

The 10 Best Pasta Places in Rome

Saturday, November 12, 2016
The 10 Best Pasta Places in RomeLike2

Many civilizations will lay claim to their invention of pasta. From what was known as the “emirate of Sicily” to the Arabs, to the mountainous northern region of Trentino, Italy is famous for this simple food made from wheat, flour, water and eggs. Dried pasta! Fresh pasta! Long pasta! Short pasta! Mamma Mia! While one should spend as much time as possible covering every bit of Italy, let us begin with the ten best (most delicious + enchanting atmosphere = fond memories) places for pasta in Rome. Andiamo!

 

The 10 Best Pasta Places in Rome 

By Carla Issa

 

 I. Taverna Trilussa Trastevere// Cacio e pepe, rigatoni carbonara, mimosa ravioli (winner of two awards), buttered fettuccine with Parmigiano Reggiano that is aged for 48 months, all served in their cooking pans to preserve every ingredient. One look at this taverna’s menu and you’d be silly not to step into this classic Roman establishment. The pastas are just a first course though; primi piatti, and one must save room for the secondi, contorni and of course dolci. Find them here on Instagram

 II. La Pace del Palato// Francesco and Renato create their dishes using ingredients like Persian saffron and Spanish pimento. Their Risotto con Zafferano is rich and delightful enough to satiate the largest of appetites. Be sure to take a babba with your café, as this traditional Napoletana dessert is too unique to miss.  Click here for their website

 III. Salumeria Roscioli// Using ingredients from France as well as Italy, this modern spot infuses its dishes with flavours from the sea as well as the mountains. Their ‘fettuccina fata en casa’ with plump porcini mushrooms and velvety cream sauce is a hard choice when there is also the bottarga, a rigatoni with lemon and Yuzu butter. All the Roman classics are on the menu also, so good luck choosing! Click here for their website

IV. Le Mani en Pasta// The hand in the pasta! Their pasta dishes brimming with seafood are not to be missed if you love langoustines, lobster and gamberi.  Click here for their website

 V. Trattoria Da Giggetto// While pasta is important it is not the only Italian delight to be had. Da Gigetto is not to be missed for its famous artichokes. They fry them in such a way that you will be tempted to skip out on all other dishes, but wait! They manage to make more than one dish well, super well. Their fettuccine con carciofi incorporates their famous artichokes also. Click here for their website

 VI. Pastaficio// Amongst my Roman cousins, the “American” was the one who found what they claim to be the best pasta in the city. Doled out in a matter of seconds, you choose bianca or rossa—white or red—as they only make two dishes for the day and the pans fly fast. There are limited spots to sit inside, but take it to go and sit in the richness that is Piazza di Spagna just outside.

 VII. Alfredo alla Scrofa// The home of fettuccine alfredo, this is a classic stop when in Rome. Like putting fire to your saganaki in Greece, the chef will come and mix the cheese that creates the “alfredo” in your fettuccine tableside. The walls are teeming with photos of everyone who is anyone in Italy and beyond who have had Alfredo’s fettuccine. Dine amongst the stars of the past and present while enjoying every rich bite and maybe they will crown you La Regina della Alfredo Scrofa too. Click here for their website

 VIII. Piperno//A favourite of my mother, Mamma Lucia, is Spaghetti alla vongole. One of the best spots in Rome to enjoy this seafood dish is Ristorante di Piperno. Situated in a piazza within the old Jewish ghetto, you must book a table outside where the architecture will only enhance your meal. Click here for their website

IX. Perilli//Italians are true believers of the phrase, “if it is not broken, then don’t fix it”. This restaurant has been serving its classic Roman dishes for a century, yes, 100 years! The cacio e pepe (a personal favourite if you can’t tell by now) is perfect as is the carbonara.

 X. Colline Emiliane// Unassuming in the most assuming of places in Rome, this tiny spot near to the Fontana di Trevi is run by the Latini Family. They spend hours per day tending to the pasta, dough, which ends up in remarkable dishes such as their Tortelli di Zucca (pumpkin pasta). A dish that is sure to warm your insides, the sweet pumpkin, soft pasta, and buttery sage sauce will leave you wanting a larger portion. Click here for their website

      

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • Sailing has become our family norm in summers for a very long time - sleeping on a yacht for days has become somewhat of a summer tradition for Chloè now in Greece. I’ve been lucky enough to have great sailing experience and learning from the best. This summer, back to Portugal but this time across the islands for the very first time!!
  • She’s the girl that has a thousands things to say to you, and a thousands reasons not to... 💫
  • I can’t wait to go back to my beautiful home 🇱🇧 Have you been to lebanon before? ♥️
  • I read once that some people have the ability to magnetize the people they need to help push them even further into greatness. Some take them for granted, some don't see it because they are too blind. But for those who can see it, be grateful for it, because even if you think you don't need them, one day you might understand the chemistry you once had. 💫
  • Just found this photo, 4 years ago, when I was back in Sri Lanka, it feels like another lifetime, do you ever have that feeling when looking at old photos?
  • The start of summer days in Dubai isn’t so easy with the heat but I’ve managed to pull through by keeping busy with upcoming projects and getting ready for my trip back to Portugal in a couple of weeks for summer!
The exciting bit is that on Saturday the 9th of June in Dubai, I’m hosting another successful and popular workshop: ‘Let’s Get Social’ A workshop on how to turn your passion into a business and the use social media. You can message me to learn more on how to join and learn almost everything I know on how to run your business successfully on social media and tips on successful blogging! Happy Sunday everyone! ☀️
  • There is something you should know... I don’t have everything figured out. Believe me, sometimes, even the people who look like they have their sh*t together... sometimes don’t know what the hell they are doing, but that’s ok because we are not meant to all the time! ♥️
Thank you to @dennisstever for the picture 💫
  • The midnight sun. Where the sun never sets. Endless days... For once, I finally found a place where I had enough hours in the day to do everything I wanted. To take my shots without rushing for the sun to set and keep those color in the skies for more than just seconds and minutes and have endless conversations with friends. This is the sun at midnight beyond the arctic. The sun remains this way till sunrise in the summer from the 20th of May till the 21st of  June and we witnessed the first day of the rise of the midnight sun ♥️ thanks to my wonderful friends @pukkatravels where you can join my next trip in October but this time, we sail in search of the Northern Lights 💫
  • JOIN ME THIS OCTOBER!! The remote islands in Tromsø are one of the most rugged landscapes I’ve ever seen!! I’m so excited to share it with you for those who are interested in joining one of my next @travelwithtjd adventure series with @dennisstever who took this photo of me!!
In October you can also join us as we sail for one night in the arctic and into the fjords to watch the NORTHERN LIGHTS, the rest of our stay will be on land driving into the fjords and set a campfire to see the Auroras! 
It’s going to be an adventure with photography advise, arctic wildlife on ground, at sea and in the skies!
In partnership with my dearest friends from @pukkatravels 
Spaces are very limited and all the info is found in the link in my bio and you can always get in touch if you have any questions!! (More on highlighted stories) #TravelwithTJD
  • I hope you find that place one day. Where the chaos inside is understood and your heart feels at home... no matter where you are. 💫
  • Lost and unlost... Lost and unlost... Over and over again. 
It was almost midnight, (Yes, this is how midnight looks like) where the sun never sets till sunrise, and we decided to climb up the hill to see where we actually anchored the boat, knowing this was a remote island.  The wind was pushing us back and forth and we kept losing balance, no tripod would ever stand-alone. Then, when we reached the top, both Dennis and I froze, dropped to the ground from the shock and suddenly we were numb. The light from the midnight sun reflected the mountains, the sea, the grass and the skies turned pink and purple!! All of a sudden I had a rush of emotions that I couldn’t hold inside of me and my eyes were filled with tears, mostly from the wind and mostly from not knowing how to deal with so much feelings. 
This was a reality I would always want to stay awake for. Then, @dennisstever pulled his camera and took my picture when I was in my moment and I’m so grateful for that!! @pukkatravels @travelwithtjd
  • They say, reality is a projection of your thoughts. I’ve dreamed about sailing north of the arctic for years... I never doubted for a second that it would not happen ‘one day’ but, nothing every prepared me for what I’m experiencing on this trip witnessing the magic of the midnight sun!! I’ve seen and felt things I never imagined existed or at least only on @natgeotravel magazines. This is the start of my 3 day journey sailing in the arctic! 💫

I’m also very excited to announce our new partnership with @pukkatravels for our next @travelwithtjd #TravelWithTJD in October and now, you can join me too! Information will be up tonight on the link in bio!