Rome Travel Guide
F W features spectacular restaurants, from the go-to spot of Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini (Flavio al Velavevodetto) to a pizzeria that turns iconic dishes into inspiration for toppings. Plus: the best gelato, bars and recipes from the Eternal City.
Bakeries, Coffee Breakfast
Pizza lessons, gorgeous villas and video tips from Mario Batali on the best unsung regions to visit now.
New Takes on Classics
In Rome, the best version of something is often the most ancient. But these five spots dare to mess with tradition, with thrilling results.
Eat + Drink Like a Roman
Filled with gorgeous villas and weekending Romans, Lazio is one of Italy’s most promising wine regions. F W’s Ray Isle discovers complex Frascati and killer pasta.
Recipes from Rome
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
Pasta cacio e pepe (“cheese and pepper”) is made with Pecorino Romano, a tangy aged sheep’s-milk cheese originally from Rome, and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Autumn Fritto Misto
Antonio Ciminelli prepares this starter year-round with whatever produce is in season. The fritto misto is best eaten hot from the pan, perhaps served in a paper cone.
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Castel de Paolis’s grilled rib eye is wonderful, but it’s the marvelous potatoes that make this dish unforgettably good.
Brutti Ma Buoni
These crunchy-chewy cookies, sold at bakeries all over Lazio, are called brutti ma buoni in Italian, or “ugly but good.”
Roman-Style Braised Chicken with Roasted Peppers
This lush, homey Roman favorite is a simple braise of chicken with white wine, tomatoes, garlic and a colorful mix of roasted red, green and yellow bell peppers.
More Delicious Italian Dishes
Porchetta, a traditional Italian street food, is a moist and fatty fresh ham covered with skin that’s heavily seasoned with salty garlic, rosemary, fennel and lemon.