Since we were staying in Rome for 3 weeks, Michele and I decided to try a few restaurants that we had not tried before. Some we always wanted try, but never made it and others we were told about by friends. One was a place we had not been to in a long time.
Flavio Al Velavevodetto – Via di Monte Testaccio 9 Tel 06 57 44 194
We had Bruschetta with burrata and anchovies, bollito meatballs (made from the boiled meats of a bollito misto), rabbit alla cacciatore, fettuccine with pork ragu.
The wines are on the wall in a room to the dining room and diners can go up and choose what they want.
Michele and I ate the same things, fried fiori di zucca stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies, fried totani (small squid), skate and broccoli soup, shrimp with tomatoes and sour cherry tart, crostata di visciole.
We drank a Tebbiano di Abruzzo 2014 from Pepe
Osteria Le Mani in Pasta, Via dei Genovesi,37 Trastevere Tel 06.5816017.
To start, we had artichokes alla Romana, and octopus and potato salad, one of our favorites.
We drank a bottle of Falanghina.
Cul de Sac Piazza di Piazza di Pasquino 73 Tel 06 68 80 10 94
The salumi, cheese, and pate is much better than the hot food here and you can make a great meal of them. We had the boar pate, prosciutto, finocchiona salami and an assortment of unusual cheeses. They also have a great wine list and the staff is very nice and interested.
One review of this restaurant said that they value food over service; therefore the writer did not recommend it for North American tourists who, in his opinion, value service over food. Michele and I do not agree. It is a true Roman restaurant, full of locals that know good food.
We had Bruschetta with grilled vegetablies, tagliolini with wild boar ragu, roast pork (yes, again),