Gino Sorbillo - Napoli
Free pizza for passers-by - served from two tables erected
in the street, after a fire temporarily closed this popular
From the "Roma" newspaper - April 29th 2012
For what you'd have missed until their reopening, see
Some good advice....
... from Rome's tourist board, taken from both the English and Italian versions
of "EasyRome" - their introduction to the city.
A rather scrappy PDF of the booklet, which contains answers to many of the
questions frequently asked by visitors, is available from:
The "list" of a little bar we like in Rome - November 2011
And a year later... to the day!
The "list" of a little bar we still like in Rome - almost completely
Bar Rossana - for where it is, try
Leaflet produced back in 2004, as part of the "Ristorante Tipico" scheme,
which lists some 60 restaurants who specialise in Rome's traditional cuisine:
It covers places at all price levels and we've enjoyed several of them, but -
as things do change - best perhaps to doublecheck the opening days and hours
(and that they're even still there) before making a special pilgrimage?
A shared mixed antipasto to start and then, for me, pappardelle
with hare sauce followed by roast suckling pig with potatoes.
For her, fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, then involtini.
No desserts but a rather special bottle of Donnafugata's Tancredi
La Pollarola - again
Getting to be a fixture on every visit!
Two plates of assorted antipasti; pasta with slices of white truffle, and tortellini;
tiny lamb chops (so good you'll not mind if they 'burn your fingers') - and the all
but inevitable piglet!
La Pollarola - November 2011
Straight into tagliolini with butter and shavings of white truffle for me;
agnolotti as a reminder of my wife's days as an au pair 'up north'.
Their delectable suckling pig with roast potatoes for us both - with a
fruity Tuscan favourite, Morellino di Scansano...
But perhaps more expensive now that a lunchtime
visit by Julia Roberts has made them famous!