The 6 Best Street Foods In Rome

Street food? Yes, please!
You cannot spend time in Rome without tasting its delicious street food. You can eat well even if you don’t have much time and it can satisfy all tastes.
The choice is really wide: pizza, panini, supplì and desserts. But please, don’t expect lightness!

PIZZA

Pizza bianca with mortadella is a must. But you can also eat pizza “scrocchiarella” (crunchy pizza), Pizza margherita or with salami, vegetables, ham: it’s always delicious! One of the places to taste it is the Antico Forno Roscioli, near Campo De’Fiori, but you can also choose one of the many bakeries in the city to indulge yourself with a moment of pure pleasure.

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SUPPLÌ

Filled with rice, tomato sauce and mozzarella: the delicious supplì is typical of Roman cuisine. You can taste it from Supplizio in via dei Banchi Vecchi, near Piazza Navona. Or at the Casa del supplì in Piazza Re di Roma or Trastevere.
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FRIED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

An authentic delight, made with anchovies. Fried zucchini flowers are very popular with the Romans and can be found at Il cartoccio situated in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 200, close to Largo Argentina and Piazza Navona. A not-to-be-missed recipe!
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PANINO WITH PORCHETTA

In Rome you can find panini filled with various kinds of cold cuts. But the king of the Roman street food is certainly the panino with the roast pork from Ariccia, a typical product of this town in the famous Castelli Romani. You can find this delight at “Er Buchetto“, near the Termini station, where it is possible to eat it together with a glass of red wine.
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MARITOZZO CON LA PANNA

A sweet sandwich, filled with cream: the idea is already exciting! The maritozzo con la panna is typical of Rome and can be found in several patisseries. One of the best known places to go and try it is “Dar Maritozzaro” (via Ettore Rolli, 50) in Trastevere.
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TIRAMISU’

It was not born as street food, but the one from Pompi is the best tiramisu of the city and you can find it in single portions to take away. Also available in strawberry and pistachio flavours, it is excellent as a sweet snack after having visited the whole city centre.
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In Rome food is a serious matter and street food is certainly not an exception!
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And if you want to taste even the most famous dishes of Roman cuisine, take a look at this list!
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5 reasons NOT to visit Rome

Are you planning your next holidays in Rome, because the Eternal City still lacks your personal list of European capitals to visit absolutely? Or has it been recommended by friends and relatives and you have decided to finally follow their suggestion?

Rome is certainly a fascinating city, but it is not suitable for everyone …These are the 5 reasons NOT to visit Rome.

There are too many monuments

How many times have you heard about the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum,  the Imperial Forums? And they are certainly not the only places you can’t miss in your first visit to the Eternal City. There are also Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto, Piazza del Popolo and the Pincio, San Pietro and Castel Sant’Angelo … It’s a little too much, isn’t it?

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You risk getting fat

The dishes of traditional Roman cuisine are known because they are delicious, but certainly not saved in calories. Spaghetti alla carbonara, bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti cacio e pepe, coda alla vaccinara and saltimbocca alla romana. Better avoid the numerous trattorias of the city or its starred restaurants if you are following a diet.

Street food is not as you expect it

It’s street food, but forget hot dogs or fries. In Rome you can try supplì- stuffed with rice, tomatoes and mozzarella- pizza slices, white pizza with mortadella, sandwiches with pork. Not really what you can imagine..

It rarely snows. What winter is that?

Those who love snow and cold will most likely be disappointed by Rome. In fact it rarely snows and even if the temperature some days reaches 4 or 5 degrees, the sky is often blue and offers unforgettable sunsets. In order to ski or enjoy whitewashed landscapes, you have to travel about 100 kilometers, in the nearby Abruzzo.

Too many temptations for shopping

Via del Corso, via Condotti, via del Babuino and via Frattina are really popular because they host dozens of shops of all kinds: clothing, accessories, jewelry, perfumeries, craft shops … How do you resist? Stay away to avoid falling into temptation!

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Renouncing Rome might be a good idea if at least 3 of these reasons affect you. Still unsure whether to book your trip or not? We’ll soon provide another list!