Roma: a place that will always have my heart. If you’re familiar with my blog, you might know that I lived there when I studied abroad last Spring. Lately, I realized I never made a Rome travel guide. That being said, here’s some of my favorite food spots (better late than never): your exclusive guide to all the eats!
Old Bridge Gelateria
Visiting the Vatican? You might as well stop by Old Bridge while you’re in the area. By the end of the semester, this was my favorite gelateria. My favorite flavors include dark chocolate, strawberry, orange, lemon, and banana. I loved getting a mix of these because Old Bridge lets you pick up to 3 (or 4) flavors if I remember correctly!
They have many locations around the city (because it’s actually a chain) but Trapinzino is life changing. I do not use this word lightly. There is one by the Vatican and another across from Piazza Cavour that I frequented. It’s considered Italian street food and they use the most delicious bread pockets, stuffed with meat or veggies of your choice. You honestly just have to go and taste the magic for yourself.
It almost feels like a secret gem that I’m not supposed to share… but you need to go here. Order the fiocchetti di formaggio e pera su crema di carote. If you don’t know Italian, it’s a type of pasta that’s stuffed with cheese and pear served with a creamy carrot sauce. I know it sounds kind of weird, but it is honestly the best thing ever. I even made my own rendition when I came home because I missed it so much.
Go for the drinks, stay for the copious amounts of food. This was my favorite appertivo spot in Rome. But you might be asking: what the heck is appertivo? I guess it’s like American’s equivalent of happy hour, but when you by a drink during appertivo, you get unlimited access to a buffet of delicious Italian cuisine too. Fluid has the coolest atmosphere, but also really good food and amazing drinks. I suggest the raspberry prosecco!
Pizza Pere e Gorgonzola
I’m 99% sure this is the name of the pizza place I went to off of Via del Corso. As a fashion girl, I spent a lot of time in that area because it’s the main shopping street in Roma! After long days of shopping, I would always grab some pizza here! It’s a cute and casual little place where you just walk up, order your pizza, they cut it with scissors and weigh it (the Italian way), and off you go! Don’t forget to try supplí as well!
A pretty close tie for my favorite gelato in Roma because Giolitti has so many flavors. If I remember correctly, there are over 100 flavors, but don’t quote me on it! I had a champagne flavor once with raspberry (see above), but my go-to was always dark chocolate because it was so rich and perfect!
OK, now: mangiamo! We eat!
Save room for all this delicious food during your trip! If you’re going to Rome soon, send me a picture if you end up trying any of these suggestions. I miss the food and Rome with all of my heart! Enjoy!
Traveling soon? You can also read this guide to Milan or any of my travel articles.