ROME RESTAURANTS

Restaurants near the Colosseum, Monti and Roman Forum areas of Rome

TRATTORIA MONTI Via di San Vito, 13 - 06 4466573. Family run restaurant. A must for the excellent marchigiana-laziale cuisine and for the cozy atmosphere. Among the specialties, fresh-made lasagnette with vegetables, vincisgrassi (lasagna from the Marche with a rich sauce) tortini with zucchine, eggplant, leeks and potatoes, baccalà with potatoes, and bay leaves, faraona with chestnut sauce, and don't forget the desserts. (try the apple pie) Average price Euro 25.00 - 35.00

VECCHIA ROMA Via Leonina, 10 - 06 4745887 Traditional Roman restaurant and pizzeria, but also includes some unusual specialties. Try the excellent gnocchi with clam and mussel sauce, very good first quality fish and meats. Friendly and cheerful atmosphere. Average price Euro 25.00 - 35.00

BAIRES Via Cavour,315 - 06 69202164 Argentine restaurant. Menu contains empanadas , chicken all'escabeche (fried and marinated) metmbre and of course excellent grilled Argentine beef. Average price Euro 30.00 - 35.00

LA CARBONARA - Via Panisperna, 214 - 06 4825176. Restaurant founded in 1906. In the Rione Monti this restaurant will serve traditional Roman cuisine and more. Come here for home cooking with fresh, organic ingredients. Among the specialties, fried antipasti, spaghetti alla carbonara, bucatini all'amatriciana, gnocchi, baccalà. 12 types of hand made pasta. Try cacio e pepe pasta (pasta with pepper and pecorino) carbonara pasta. For second courses try the Roman specialties "coda alla vaccinara" (oxtail in tomato sauce) or baccalà (salt-cured cod). The wine cellar caters for all tastes with over 200 options.
Average price Euro 20.00 - 30.00

DUE COLONNE Via Dei Serpenti, 91 - 06 4880852 Typical Roman cuisine with a few less traditional dishes such as risotto alle ortiche and fettuccine ai fungi porcini. A good selection of meats and fish (Tuesdays and Fridays). Average price Euro 20.00 - 30.00

IL COVO - Via del Boschetto,91 - 06 4815871 Elegant restaurant. Excellent traditional cuisine with a selection of fresh fish. Average price Euro 35.00 - 45.00

LA TANA DEI GOLOSI Via San Giovanni In Laterano,220 - 06 77203202 Restaurant featuring organic produce and regional dishes. Each month a different region of Italy is featured. Excellent wines. Average price Euro 30.00 - 35.00

TRATTORIA E PIZZERIA "LUZZI" Via San Giovanni in Laterano, 88 - 06 7096332 Excellent quality and price. Your choice of Roman specialties or pizza. Try the lasagne al forno or the tortellini ai funghi porcini and for the second course, aside from the grilled steaks, try the abbacchio al forno (lamb) with potatoes or the scaloppine alla pizzaiola.
Prezzi medi Euro 15.00 - 20.00

HOSTARIA ISIDORO Via San Giovanni in Laterano 61 -06 7008266 A quite location near the Colosseum where you can try a large selection of pasta dishes as well as other specialties.
Average price Euro 25.00 - 35.00

TEMA: Via Panisperna 96
This restaurant located in the "Rione Monti" has an impressive variety of different Italian dishes. Entrees include carpaccios, sea salad and mussels sauteè, but also prosciutto and bruschetta. 24 first courses and many second courses including sea bass cooked in four different ways, grilled or fried shellfish, lobster and many kinds of meat.

I  CLEMENTINI: Via San Giovanni in Laterano 106, tel: 0645426395.

LA TAVERNA DEI QUARANTA: Via Claudia 24, tel: 06 7000550

LA CABANA: Via Via del Moncino 7/9 (next to Piazza Venezia) Tel: 066791190