This is the Rome and Italy I love. Since my trip to Emilia Romagna earlier this year, Italy has become my favorite place to eat in the world (Peru would be a close second). Roscioli is a deli and restaurant in Rome, and it did not disappoint.
It’s easy to have a poor meal in Rome. Just like Paris, there are a ton of places which cater to tourists. Although I observed the majority of people at Roscioli were tourists like us, the food was outstanding. Here is what we had. Since they specialized in cured meats, we started with a smoked tuna which was wonderful:
…and since visiting Parma in May, and being introduced to culatello, every time I see it on a menu now, I have to have it. Would be crazy not to.
…and as this was our first meal in Rome, I was craving classic Roman pastas. First the cacio e pepe. It was mind blowing. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten. The amazing thing is, the dish only has four ingredients.
…and then a carbonara which I thought I would like more, but was actually just ok:
At this point, we were all tired and full from a day of travelling that we ended the meal here. The restaurant provided us some dessert, perhaps to apologize for the extremely loud trio beside us. I do not know if people from North America realize how loud they are overseas for some reason.
Anyway, service was good and food was delicious. I would absolutely return. 9/10