Since our B&B was surrounded with several restaurants we tried three of them. Most of the time we were tired after a whole day of walking at the Vatican or other sites so eating nearby was most convenient. The food we’ve eaten at these restaurants were just satisfactory nothing really memorable.
Even though the weather was very warm everybody sat outside. Rochelle and I shared the pizza made with dry salted beef, rocket (arugula), Parmesan & mozzarella cheese (€9.50). The crust was thin and crisp and not bad at all.
My cousin Sharon couldn’t get enough of marinated anchovies which we’ve been ordering since the Madrid.
marinated anchovies €8.50
Sharon ordered one of their specialties- fussili pasta with pancetta and spices.
Fusilli alla Califfa
Another dinner was at Camedda which was right across our B&B.
They sold wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other items.
They were preparing this for another table. I wish we ordered it too.
cheese and salami
The food they served were actually pre-cooked and kept in the chiller. It looked like it was supplied to them by another company.
Since I decided not to eat pasta anymore I ordered the meat of the day which was sliced steak with arugula and for my sides I chose spinach and broccoli. The flavor was good and the beef was tender. The veggies on the other hand were cooked to it’s death and were too soft.
straccetti di manzo (sliced steak with arugula) €12.50
Skinny Rochelle became obsessed with mozzarella and tomato salad after discovering how sweet Italian tomatoes were.
Sharon still wasn’t tired of eating pasta and she ordered the server’s suggestion of Culurgiones or Sardinian ravioli stuffed with potatoes and cheese. I didn’t even dare try this carb on carb dish.
Culurgiones (Sardinian ravioli) €12.50
We had lunch at this cafe called Il Piccolo.
When we walk down these steps at the end is the Vatican already.
One of the most important things you should learn how to say in Italian is “acqua del rubinetto” or tap water (blue bottle) which is potable in Italy. Learning this short phrase will save you a lot of money.
Sha lives in the US so she has sensitive stomach and was scared to drink tap water. Rochelle and I live in the Philippines and we’re fearless. Not all restaurants will give you aqua del rubinetto but it doesn’t hurt to ask. We were lucky that they even gave us ice which is very rare.
bottled water €1.50 & acqua del rubinetto (free)
Even though crepes are not Italian I ordered it since I wanted something different.
crepe with mushroom, grana padano cheese & walnuts €7.50
The fresh mushrooms were barely cooked but I still loved them specially with the salty grana padano cheese and the toasted walnuts. It was one of my favorite meals in Rome.
Guess who ordered the lasagna?
lasagna al ragu €7
Yes skinny Rochelle had the salad with Speck (juniper flavored cured ham) and Fontina cheese.
salad with Speck & Fontina cheese €7
For dessert we shared a crepe filled with marmalade and Grand Marnier. Simple but delicious.
crepe with marmalade & Grand Marnier €6
Ristorante La Vittoria
Via delle Fornaci, 15 – 00165 Roma
Camedda – dal 1970 a Roma
Panetteria Enoteca Pizzicheria
Via delle Fornaci, 46
Via delle Fornaci 22 00165 Roma
telephone: 06 630869
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“Even though crepes are not Italian,,,,,”Actually they are, in Italy they’re known as crespelle, and like crèpes can be savoury (salate) or sweet (dolci).