Browsing by Category: Rome on a Budget

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The already very awesome Centocelle district in eastern Rome got even better in November when the much-loved and long-established Lazio-centric alimentari DOL (Di Origine Laziale) outgrew its original location and moved down the block. DOL, which specializes in products from the supremely under-appreciated (more…)

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Over the past few years, the number of places in the center of Rome worthy of your time, taste buds and money have sadly dwindled. Armando al Pantheon, Roscioli (if you order properly), Enoteca Provincia Romana and a small handful of others are still on point, but diners in the know have long since abandoned (more…)

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Gelato, long associated with hot Roman summers, has become a year-round treat in the Italian capital’s all-natural shops. The city’s artisans turn to savory flavors, often paired with alcohol, to entice customers. More in this weekend’s New York Times.

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UPDATE: In Bonci’s absence, the quality of pizza here has rapidly dropped. After two bad experiences, I have removed this pizzeria from my food tour of the Centro Storico. (more…)

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My dad, the hand trapizzino model.

It has appeared on menus in Testaccio, Prati, Nomentano, Madison Square Park and Brooklyn. But now, Stefano Callegari‘s Roman street food invention, the trapizzino, finally has a home of its own in Piazzale Ponte Milvio. Callegari and his business partners inaugurated Trapizzino in northern Rome on Friday December (more…)