What is Rome traditional food? - Rome by Vespa

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Roman cuisine is one of the most tasty of Italy and it is based on a few ingredients of rural peasant and seafaring derivation often considered as poor, for the using of ingredients that were not considered valuable by the rich.

Roman recipes are very substantial, rich in nutrients, fats and proteins: based on popular ingredients such as the fifth quarter with which the slaughterhouse workers were often repaid.

In this way several famous Roman dishes were created, such as Roman-style tripe, carbonara, amatriciana and fried cod fillets.

Below is a list of typical Roman dishes and foods.


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Carbonara is a Roman pasta dish with eggs, pecorino cheese, pork cheek and black pepper.

Problably it is the most famous dish of Rome that all tourist know and surely it is a must-eat food that you can't miss.


traditional food of Rome

Amatriciana is a pasta dish with tomato sauce, pecorino cheese, pork cheek and black pepper.

It is called in this way because it was born in Amatrice, a small town of Central Italy. It is very tasty pasta dish and we suggest you to try this recipe during your travel in Rome.


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Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and pepper) is a pasta dish with just pecorino cheese and black pepper.

It can be considered an easy recipe but it is very hard to obtain its famous cheese cream. It is surely a must-eat food during your trip in Rome and we suggest you to taste it in a restaurant called Felice a Testaccio, that is considered one of the best address where to try this Roman recipe.


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Trippa alla romana (Roman-style tripe) is a very substantial dish of Roman cuisine. Tripe is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of cattle.

This meat is cooked with tomato sauce, black pepper, pecorino cheese and roman mint.

It is surely a most taste dish but not everyone is able to appreciate its taste.


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Saltimbocca alla Romana (Roman-style veal cutlets) is a super tender veal cutlets topped with Italian prosciutto and scented with sage.

This veal cutlet is pan fried in white wine and butter sauce and it will “jump in your mouth”.

However not all restaurants are able to realize the best cooking, because the cutlet must remain soft.


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Filetto di baccalà (fried cod fillets) it's considered a sort of street food that you can also taste like a starter during your meal at any restaurant or pizzeria in Rome.

It is delicious and we suggest you to tast it at Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara.


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Supplì is a breaded and fried rice ball with tomato sauce and mozzarella.

This is another street food dish and you can taste it also like a starter in any restaurant and pizzeria.

There are a lot of places where you can taste it and we don't suggest you a particular address, because the quality of this dish is almost the same wherever.


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White pizza and mortadella is a Roman street food that you taste during a fast meal.

One of the best place where you can taste it is in Campo de Fiori at the famous Forno Campo de Fiori.


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The porchetta is a suckling pig that has been boned, seasoned with garlic and herbs, and roasted, typically sliced and served as a filling in sandwiches.

The most famous is produced in Ariccia, a small town near Rome, and we suggest you to taste also with chicory.


what to eat in Rome?

When in Rome don't go around in search of round pizza, like in Napoli, but instead you should taste the sliced pizza.

In Rome there are several sliced pizza sellers because it is considered that fastest meal by Romans and it is surely the best quality food for a fast meal.
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