Roma Sparita – known for their cacio e pepe in a cheese bowl thing. It was weird but also really good. Cute place.

Osteria da Fortunata – they had a great amatriciana, but I think their specialty was the carborna, which, if I remember right, Alyse got and really liked as well.

Flavio al Velavevodetto – kind of out the the way but really quite lovely. I had an amazing lunch there, pastas were all great.

Old Bear – I’ve been twice and think it’s quite lovely good food. It’s by no means fancy, and I don’t see people recommend it a lot, but across two trips, I thought it was really good.

La Pergola – A three michilan star restaurant. The view is incredible and the restaurant super fancy (there was an extensive water menu), and there is really good food. But it also may not be worth the money. Maybe see if you can get up there for a glass of wine and take in the views.

Roscioli – though iconic, the restaurant I don’t think was amazing. However, the cooking class was quite fun.

Armando al Pantheon – I keep hearing amazing things, maybe it’s over rated, but over the course of two trips we couldn’t get in.

Latteria Trastevere – also haven’t made it, but it’s supposed to be hot fire. Get it get it.

Giolitti – good gelato – but I also think it’s sort of a “standard” pick, so it’s possible to do better.

La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro – ok this was really good coffee. My Italian friends recommended I get a Granata. I did. It was like drinking amphetamines. It was REALLY good, but also it was so strong I was shaking. And I drink a lot of coffee.

Look into renting a bike or using a scooter to get around. Made it pretty easy to get around. I used Uber’s Birds or whatever. Didn’t feel scary. Plus a fun way to see the city on the ground.

Hard to get an iced coffee. in bocca al lupo

Additional Tips:

  • Download offline maps – you’ll end up without service more often than you’d like.
  • If you’re thinking about renting a car, here are some thoughts
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