Italy

La Dolce Vita: Eating in Rome

After our Firenze holiday it was time to move to take on the capital city of Rome. Tess and I have been before but we were looking forward to going back and eating more!

We arrived in the afternoon and after a trip to the nearby grocery (as well as a “homecooked” snack made out of our grocery bags’ contents), we headed to Trastevere. The restaurants were filled with tourists looking to have a nice, hearty dinner.

 

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Our first dinner in Rome
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Orrochiete with spinach and sausage
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Carbonara
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Bucatini: imagine a thicker spaghetti with a hole through the middle to catch all that yummy sauce

Pasta is, of course, present in all the meals that we had. We had to take advantage of the fact that we were traveling together and could try more varieties each and every meal time.

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The search for the best tiramisu continues. The judgment? Nothing beats the one we had near Ponte Vecchio in Firenze

We stumbled upon a neighborhood bakery frequented by the locals. It was in some basement which was only evident by the entrance leading to the stairs below. I think we forgot to take photos because we were just eating so many things! 😀

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Pistachio croissant. Heavenly!

Even the small grocery near our accomodations gave us a wide selection of bread that we loved. Our top picks were the brioche with chocolate chips and a bread which was made out of semolina and looked like our Filipino pan de sal.

Great food choices weren’t hard to find no matter where we were. Thanks to Google we found a nice little restaurant near our airbnb. The atmosphere was laidback and the food delicious.

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Nanay’s big plate of cheesy risotto
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Spaghetti vongole for Tess
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Can’t go wrong with juicy, sweet Italian tomatoes in pasta
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I went with this very flavorful saltimbocca
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And for dessert…what else?
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At least we ordered pana cotta this time. Perfect with chocolate and berries.

And when in Italy of course you can’t forget the gelato! We had one (or two) gelato breaks every single day. We had to make the most out of our stay! Also, it was very refreshing to have a few scoops after or while walking under the Roman sun. I noticed that the gelaterias in Rome had more unique and out-there flavors compared to the ones in Firenze and that made choosing more difficult than it already was.

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Some of the flavors here: chocolate with gorgonzola and cream with strawberries and balsamic sauce
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More yummy flavors behind us!

More pasta and pizza for us!

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One of the things that excite me and Tess is excellent cuisine, and another is sharing great food with the people we love. Of course we never forgot the Italian vino and the occasional prosecco that completes every meal. Cheers to Rome and its glorious food!

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Aperol time! Salute!
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