Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci

pizza with dry salted beef, rocket (arugula), Parmesan & mozzarella cheese €9.50
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.
Ristorante La Vittoria

My cousin Sharon couldn’t get enough of marinated anchovies which we’ve been ordering since the Madrid.
marinated anchovies €8.50
marinated anchovies €8.50

Sharon ordered one of their specialties- fussili pasta with pancetta and spices.
Fusilli alla Califfa
Fusilli alla Califfa

Another dinner was at Camedda which was right across our B&B.
Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma

Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma-001

They sold wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other items.

Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma-004 Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma-005

Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma-002

They were preparing this for another table. I wish we ordered it too.
Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma- cheese and salami
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.
Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma-007

Camedda - dal 1970 a Roma- menu
menu

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
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.
Caprese salad
Caprese salad

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
Culurgiones (Sardinian ravioli) €12.50

We had lunch at this cafe called Il Piccolo.
Il piccolo

Piccolo Cafe

When we walk down these steps at the end is the Vatican already.
Il piccolo-004

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
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
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.
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Guess who ordered the lasagna?
lasagna al ragu €7
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
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
crepe with marmalade & Grand Marnier €6
crepe with marmalade & Grand Marnier €6-001

Ristorante La Vittoria
Via delle Fornaci, 15 – 00165 Roma
telephone: 0663-1858
website

Camedda – dal 1970 a Roma
Panetteria Enoteca Pizzicheria
Via delle Fornaci, 46
telephone: 06.60664132
website

Il piccolo
Via delle Fornaci 22 00165 Roma
telephone: 06 630869

One thought on “Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci

  1. “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).

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