Upon arriving in Rome you’ll find that whether you live there or not, you’ll be spending much of your time in Trastevere, a classic Italian neighborhood characterized by cobblestone streets and piazzas galore. Amongst your shopping and wine sipping, you must stop at Roscioli: a Roman gem composed of a restaurant, pasticceria, and pizza shop. This place is no joke. Even the foodiest locals flock to Roscioli for some of the best dining and take out in all of Rome.
Wine bottles are the wallpaper at Roscioli’s full restaurant, the menu of which includes a section for their thirteen house cheeses and a separate one exclusively for buffalo mozzarella served seven different ways. The ‘Cacio e pepe’ pasta is a Roman delicacy and definitively the best item on the menu. Other restaurants attempt the dish, but only Roscioli does it right.
Their pasticceria is great for a panini or quick croissant. Vegan or carnivore, you will be overwhelmed by the fresh aroma that floods from the display case.
Finally, is Roscioli’s to-go shop. Pesto burrata flatbread, caprese on focaccia, zucchini flowers and mozzarella—there’s no need to say more. These pizzas speak for themselves.