True street food, true Roman cuisine
Please, if you are looking for a quick snack in Rome, do not go to McDonald’s.
Although it is not so known, Rome is the home of street food of great quality and tradition.
In Rome, opportunities to put something in your mouth are not lacking.
This is our selection for you:
- Pizza with mortadella: a white focaccia, better if hot, filled with typical Bolognese salumi, with pistachios and pepper. The pizza with mortadella (or “mortazza”, as the Romans call it) can be found in almost all the bakeries of the capital, including the historical Frontoni (Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 145 / A). Speaking of pizza, probably the best one is made by Gabriele Bonci, served in his Pizzarium (via Della Meloria, 43): a little expensive, but certainly worth trying.
- Salami and pork: one of the many traditional grocery stores will never refuse you a quick, fresh and succulent sandwich or a small taste of salami and pork. To make the experience even more unforgettable, we suggest you to enjoy your salty snack in a corner of Trastevere, for example at Antica Norcineria Iacozzilli (via Natale del Grande 15).
- Trapizzino: the latest trend in the theme of Roman street food, the “trapizzino” is a bag of white pizza stuffed with surprising fillings, such as aubergine parmigiana, meatballs with sauce, burrata and anchovies, and other “substantial” ingredients. You can find Trapizzino in the street food chains that bear this name in the sign.
- Supplì: typical Roman street food, the supplì is a sort of arancino made with risotto with meat sauce, with stringy mozzarella in the centre. You should try the supplì of Sforno, a little out of the way (Cinecittà area) but noteworthy.
- Gastronomic specialities: If you are looking for a concentration of gastronomic specialities in one place, then you should go on a trip to Roscioli, in via dei Giubbonari. Roscioli is a delicatessen, atypical restaurant and wine bar, with 300 types of cheese, 150 varieties of cold cuts and 2,800 wine labels.
In short, we do not eat spaghetti bolognese” or ” pizza with salami and pepperoni” in Rome. If you want to feed yourself in the best way with Roman street food, please “move from the centre” away from the main tourist attractions.
Eating sitting in front of a tourist location undoubtedly fills your eyes, but to eat well, move a few metres away!
Roman Street Food from Casale
To reach the places with Roman street food, you can take advantage of our shuttle service: from Casale di Tormaggiore we take you to the nearby Santa Palomba station and from here, in 14 minutes, you will be at Termini station in Rome, in the heart of the city.
From Termini you will have available any connection for any area in Rome: you only have to choose which street food you want to start your gastronomic journey in the capital with!
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