Rome WithGusto

Food of neighborhoods and districts

By Rossella Di Bidino


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Rome WithGusto

Food of neighborhoods and districts

Rossella Di Bidino


Publication date
July 2019

eBook formats
ePub, Mobi, Pdf

Where to eat in Rome?

You will have heard many things about Rome, and that’s ok: a bit of confusion is compulsory when in Rome, it’s part of the non-written rules of this city. London is the capital of Italy, where the neighborhoods are called “rioni” and they are just like small and lively villages where you meet in bars, markets and emporiums.
Here and only hear you can find la Magica (the Roman football team), the Pantheon, l’Olimpico (the stadium) and Grattachecca. But also gricia, cacio e pepe, and maritozzi. Don’t limit yourself to necessarly go to sophisticated places, but you should definitely try the incredible cuisines of some chefs who mix different influences: Mazzo, Retrobottega, Santo Palato and many others.
This guide is a trip among many places where you can good food: some are shelters, other are springboards, other are small finds. Choose. Have a look at the map, and think of who you are and where you are going.

Only in this city: Roman fast food

In each WithGusto guide you will find a selection of addresses that you can find only in a certain city: they are addresses that reflect a culinary specialization, or a gastronomic vocation that reflects tastes and culture of that particilar place.
Here in Rome we have selected the best addresses for baccalà, the allesso, and supplì. We have reported the pioneers of the artisan breweries and the addresses unmissable for a correct “Roman gourmet education”.

The Cacio e Pepe, not cacio e pepe

Among these pages the names of Roman dishes are capitalized: a choice to pay homage to the classics of Roman cuisine that are often mistreated. Here you will find the best tables where you can learn about real Roman, traditional and contaminated cuisine. Also does the Roman Pizza deserve the uppercase? Of course it does: in the street food section you can find Bonci, Pier Daniele Seu, Gatta Mangiona and all the best places to enjoy pizza.

One day trips

Crossing Rome is a journey, leaving Rome is a discovery: we imagined these guides also for the Romans who want to know the surroundings of this incredible city. And then we bring you to Frascati to eat ice cream, and amatriciana in iornucopia in Grottaferrata.

Dishes not to be missed, events, interviews

If you are in a hurry or just a weekend to visit a city, in each guide we give you the dishes you can’t miss and where to eat them: here we have selected the cacio e pepe, the puntarelle, the supplì, the amatriciana, the Gricia, the artichoke alla giudia, the coda alla vaccinara, the vignarola , the white pizza, the sour cherry cake and the Maritozzo.
We selected the most valid gastronomic events and we had a chat with a local and an expat, to explore the city from the point of view of someome was born there and someone who chose to live there.
We spoke with a Roman gastronomian, Francesca Romana Castellani, and a German sommelier, Hande Leimer.

An interactive gastronomic map

In our Rome WithGusto guide you will find an online map to consult while on the road: each icon features a type of address, from breakfast to cocktails, to allow you to choose your favorite destination depending on where you are.

Whom is Rome WithGusto for?

Rome WithGusto is the gastronomic guide for those who want to enjoy the most valid addresses of the city: addresses and tips for those who are hungry for good things at all times and intend to enjoy every moment of their trip.

Who wrote this guide

Rossella Di Bidino

Rossella Di Bidino

Hi, I’m Rossella Di Bidino, and I have been living in Rome for 15 years, I believe. I was born in Friuli Venezia Giulia and I’ve stopped counting the years that separate me from polenta. In the Eternal City I have bult a double life and I am not ashamed about that. I’m an economist and I’m a person who likes to play with words and ingredients, although I often get lots between pubs and travels. Ma che ti sei mangiato was the blog from which it all started. I wrote for myself, for Mulino Bianco, Group On Magazine, Dissapore, for delight and to learn.