To try and call something a classic in Rome is an exercise in futility. You think this 80-year-old restaurant has been around awhile? Try this one, open for 500 years. Think you’ve found the best version of gelato? Pop into this place around the corner and try to decide which one is better. Unlike any other city in the world, Rome is a place that has reinvented itself — and its food — over millennia. But there’s a direct line through all of it that brings the history alive. Time-honored, weathered favorites earn the affection and praise by becoming indispensable to locals, no matter how long they have been in business.
There is no possible way to dub any one restaurant the best in a city with so many incredible choices. Still, “when in Rome,” you’ll be sad to forgo any one of those restaurants when visiting. Here’s where to eat for a traditional Roman meal you won’t soon forget.Read More