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  • Writer's pictureLaura Duke

Our go-to Restaurant in Rome, Italy...

When in Rome, do as the Romans do and eat where they eat! There are endless restaurants to choose from in this city, but if you want to experience some of the best food that Rome has to offer, look no further than Taverna Trilussa Trastevere. This restaurant is located in the heart of Trastevere – one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in the city – and offers a truly unique, authentic Italian dining experience.

The menu at Taverna Trilussa Trastevere is extensive and includes everything from classic Roman dishes to more modern takes on Italian cuisine. The food is absolutely outstanding and Todd and I both loved it so much that we went there two nights in a row! We voted this spot best restaurant in Rome - it was our favorite by far.

The atmosphere at Taverna Trilussa Trastevere is also really wonderful. It's the perfect place to come for a romantic dinner or for a night out with friends or family. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and they made us feel right at home. Now for the good stuff...what did we short, a lot. I included everything we ate during our visits and a little bit about each dish below!

Appetizers pictured above:

Squash Blossom

with ricotta, smoked provolone, Parmigiana Reggiano, and guanciale (pork cheek).


fried rice croquette with tomato sauce, beef filet, and Castelmagno cheese

Grilled Artichokes

small artichokes roasted on the grill. Ok....this seems very simple but WOW. The flavor was amazing and they were perfectly cooked, We will be trying to recreate this.,...

'First Course' pictured above:

We love pasta so I have a lot to say about these..

Ricotta Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe

with red prawns, lime, and mint. I'm not going to lie....I didn't want this dish to end. It was nothing short of freaking amazing. I kept it kind of far from Todd so he would fill up on other things first....then I took it back to our hotel and tucked it in the fridge. I dreamed about it....and then I woke up and warmed it up for breakfast at 6 am and relived it again. I savored every single bite. It is a romance story, really. This was on the special menu when we went - say a prayer that they have it when you go!

Bucatini all' Amatriciana

with pecorino and homemade bacon. Their menu says, "We challenge anyone to say, "It's not good!' This dish has contributed significantly to our fame. Out of this world. It is also recognized and approved by the City of Amatrice." Need I say 100% lived up to the hype. This was Todd's favorite - he is a red sauce guy for sure! If you eat one dish in Rome - make it this one and the Carbonara, of course.

Bombolotti Carbonara

The guanciale is crisped and deglazed with white wine. The cooked pasta and guanciale are then combined with egg, cheese, and peppers making it incredible rich and creamy. Classic Roman have to have the Carbonara in Rome. Period, end of story. I am a HUGE lover of Carbonara. It is an obsession really and let me tell you....this Carbonara was exceptional!

'Second Course' and Dessert pictured above:

Veal Cheek and field chicory

The veal cheek is slow cooked and melts in your mouth and the wine sauce - yum. The field chicory was surprisingly flavorful in the best way - I had never eaten it before and expected it to be like spinach but the texture was almost creamy; it was fantastic.

Cremoso al mascarpone con salsa frutti rossi

Pistachio Cheesecake di Bronte e lamponi

Reservations are encouraged but we have found that if you go right when restaurants open in Italy you will likely to be able to get a table without one. Go - you will not regret it!

Address: Via del Politeama 23, 00153, Roma

Telephone: +39 06 58 18 918


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