After spending the morning climbing up and down the 135 steps and exploring the plazas and cobblestone streets surrounding the Spanish Steps, there’s always a moment! , – let’s call it “the best moment” – when the sweet smell of Italian food fills the air and your belly It will coo. Rome, especially the area around the Spanish Steps, has a plethora of sandwich restaurants and cafes to choose from, but as the popular area of the As is the case, many places are overpriced, overblown and incomprehensible. With that in mind, we’ve selected a few affordable restaurants; here, you can stick to Cucina The basics of Romana, and the fact that you’re likely to run into an Italian here, like a tourist rocking a camera , a bit like yourself ….
For those on a very tight budget, there’s no better option than this perennially busy takeaway tucked away at the bottom of the Spanish Steps! up. With only a few entrees here, the choices are limited, but the quality and portions more than make up for it. Italian classics like Pasta alla Gricia and Amatriciana make up the menu. Mains, add a glass of red wine to any of these entrees and you’ll go home happy and full, and just shy of 5 Euro.
Via della Croce, 8
Named after a Dean Martin classic, tables at this quaint and raucous restaurant need to be reserved in advance to guarantee a seat. Forget the garish wallpaper and predictable shots of old pop stars, you’re here for the seafood and truffle pasta, the affable Waitress, and more importantly, value for money. In a city with so many places to eat pizza and pasta, it’s as authentic and interesting as anywhere else.
Via in Arcione, 115
What makes this pea-sized restaurant so interesting is that its success stems from the fact that it has no license. To circumvent local laws, guests can dine on bar stools and wooden breadboards. Specializing in cured hams and cheeses, your only real concern is which platter to choose (the medium-sized platter is enough for two), the rest of the The are handled by the staff. Mouth-watering porcini mushrooms, salted bread and a fine house red wine for €12.
Via della Panetteria, 34/A.
After a few days of chowing down on Roman classics in a brightly lit bistro, you might want a lighter, more elegant meal! Dinner. Sofia is able to offer just that, and at half the price of comparable restaurants. Regular specialties include Mediterranean tuna coated with pistachios, filet mignon, seared red mullet, and orecchiete with Clams, cherry tomatoes and jalapenos. Or, you can simply choose more pasta.
Via di Capo le Case, 51
Antico Caffè Vitti
Maybe not the cheapest place in the area, but this 120-year-old family-run cafe in Piazza San Lorenzo ( Piazza di San Lorenzo) has a large terrace, perfect for resting tired feet. Order a coffee and a creamy pastry, or a freshly made pizza, or one of their signature cold cuts. At sunset, the tables are filled with residents and expats sipping absinthe and tall cocktails.
Piazza di S. Lorenzo in Lucina. No. 33.
For Italians, going out for an ice-cream is as commonplace as an Englishman having a pint locally, so the standards here are very much High. Since its opening in 1878, Gelateria Venchi has maintained top-notch standards, from authentic The Italian recipe draws inspiration from the hazelnut and almond paste base. Rich dark chocolate, nougat, caramel and fruity mango are among the most popular flavours.
Via della Croce, 25/26
Of all the sandwich restaurants near the Spanish Steps, Fiaschetteria Beltramme often It was the busiest, and deservedly so. Almost every inch of the walls is decorated with eccentric sketches, while the salon’s wooden tables are filled with hungry regulars. The menu is dotted with Italian staples like barbecue sauce, mussels and pasta, and the particularly popular Parmesan cheese.
Via della Croce, 39