Crema di carciofi bruschette miste – La Biga

Crema di carciofi bruschette miste - La Biga
Artichoke cream bruschetta. €4
La Biga, Rome ITALY

Um, this was ok. I don’t think I liked the texture very much. It was too wet and almost slimy. I liked the flavor of it though and the toasted bread stood up well to the artichoke spread.

Suppli de Amleto – Trattoria Sora Lella

Suppli de Amleto - Trattoria Sora Lella
Balls of rice with meat ragout and chicken. €8
Trattoria Sora Lella, Rome ITALY

These suppli were pretty hard on the outside, but the inside was definitely softer and really flavorful. I don’t think I’d had these before, and I really enjoyed them.

Lasagna – Napoletano’s Pantheon

Lasagna - Napoletano's Pantheon
Baked lasagne with minced beef, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese. €11
Napoletano’s Pantheon, Rome ITALY

Just like mama used to make! Ok, my mom never made me lasagna growing up, but if she did I would hope that it tasted like this one! This tasted great – it was hot, gooey from the cheese and the meat sauce was delicious. A total winner!

Napoli pizza – Magnolia

Napoli pizza - Magnolia
Tomato, mozzarella, anchovies. Whole €10
Magnolia, Rome ITALY

I know that it looks like there isn’t much going on with this pizza, but it sure was tasty! I’m a big fan of anchovies (unlike a lot of people I know), but I loved this pizza. And did I mention that the service was great at this restaurant?! Unlike many of the tourist traps in Campo dei Fiori, I would actually come back to Magnolia and truly enjoy myself.

Oxtail a la vaccinara – Tordomatto

Oxtail a la vaccinara - Tordomatto
With celery. “Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

I’m in love with this restaurant! We went to the Vatican Museum that morning, so I checked what was nearby for lunch and chose this place. I’m SO glad I did because the food (and service) was AMAZING! We did the “traditional” tasting menu, but it was far from it. The flavors and concepts were traditional, but the techniques and presentation were contemporary and so great! Mmm…

Bread assortment - Tordomatto
Bread assortment.