Rome

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" and so we did... 

After spending 5 days in Rome, I don’t even know how to start in order to cover all the things that I have seen, places that I have been to and delicious restaurants that I have tried. If I only make one blog post about Rome, I think it will be too messy and too long. So the best way to start is to start with the best part, the food in Rome! 

Roman cuisine is know to be very simple yet very delicious, combining different ingredients for every taste. When you think Rome, you associate it with great restaurants and delicious food everywhere. Unfortunately this is not the case, because many restaurants are very touristy offering poor quality food that has nothing to do with the real Roman cuisine. Before heading there, I made a research about different type of places, that can only be found if you know their name because many of them are not located on the main streets or in an obvious location. 

1.    Margutta RistorArte

A vegetarian restaurant that offers both brunch and dinner. If you are looking for a healthy option with an Italian twist this is definitely the place to go to. We were there for dinner, and it was very fresh ingredients and light portions. You must try the papaya/avocado salad, it is a very nice mix. Note. This is a vegetarian/ healthy place, but also great for non-vegeterians. 

 

2.    Coromandel

If you are looking for a different type of brunch, something else then cornetto and espresso then coromandel is a great option. It offers pancakes, yogurt, and different type of eggs, a non italian breakfast/brunch. It is a very cosy place. Note. Check the opening hours and days, we went there a monday and it was closed. 

3.    Tree Bar

The perfect place for aperitivo! Hidden in the middle of green surroundings, this is the place where all Romans go to mingle and have aperitivo or dinner. You will not encounter any tourist. Beside the food, the best thing about this place is the vibe. If you want to try something local and great, then tree bar is a must visit. 

  4.    Caffe Settimiano

Combine your botanical garden visit with this very cute café. It’s very close to the botanical garden and is a small decent place.  The prices are good; the food is simple but very delicious. Don’t expect a big café with many options, but more a cute local place. 

5.    Fior di Luna

Italy is known for the gelato, but unfortunately many of the ice cream shops sell gelato that is not made of natural ingredients and is filled with color additives. Fior di Luna is one of the gelato places that offers natural ice cream and is an absolute must try! Once you try it you will never go back to “fake” ice cream. If you are 

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6.    Gusto

If you are shopping or wandering around Via del Corso, then drop by Gusto for some nice Italian lunch. Its the perfect Italian restaurant with a excellent menu! A great place to enjoy your meal at the terrace, while contemplating the Italian vibe and atmosphere around. Very central!