For proof there's something special about this Roman classic in Trastevere, look to the massive collection of celebrity photos that covers the walls.
Roman restaurants rarely focus on fresh fish with any great success. Pierluigi is a notable exception.
A top specialty food-and-wine shop by day, this grotto-like space becomes one of the best spots for traditional Roman cuisine at night.
Emma specializes in Rome’s signature super-crispy, super-thin crust pizza, as well as such classic local dishes.
Mazzo is known for serving up satisfying, deeply authentic Roman fare that also manages to be creative.
Even if you haven’t come to Rome for ultra-fancy, haute gastronomie, you shouldn’t miss the city’s only Michelin three-star restaurant.
Felice A Testaccio
For a top example of the classic pasta sauces that make Rome so famous, head to Da Felice in the city’s former meat packing neighborhood.
Whenever a spot becomes the post-work gathering place for chefs and hospitality types, you know it deserves a visit.
This more than 20-year-old institution manages to be both consistent and delicious, serving up creative and classic Roman cuisine.