Roma Termini Station
Tony endearingly refers to Termini as the "center of suck-dom" due to the high concentration of people.
00185 Rome, Italy
Hotel de Russie
A "swankadelic" hotel in the city’s historical center. Tony recommends the Hotel de Russie if you want to "blow it out and live large…and pay bigtime for the privilege."
Via del Babuino, 9, 00187 Rome, Italy
Tony and his friend Sara stop in for a classic Roman breakfast: a cappuccino and a cornetto.
Via G Ferrari 23-29 Prati
Tony Also Recommends: Pascucci in Centro
"For the classic Roman frullati, their version of a fruit smoothie. The misto amalfi is the house specialty, and it's good."
Via di Torre Argentina, 20, Rome, Italy
Tony and Sara enjoy a mid-morning snack of porchetta and Peroni.
Via Del Pigneto, 68, Roma, Italy
Tony enjoys the view from Rome's oldest bridge.
00186 Rome, Italy
Tony meets Chef Bonci at Sora Lella for lunch. They have polpette, suppli alla carbonara, coratella, caprese, and abbacchio alla cacciatora.
Via di Ponte Quattro Capi, 16, 00186 Roma, Italy
Tony Also Recommends: E Volpetti in Testaccio
"These Italian deli/grocery stores known as alimentari or salumeria are the perfect place to stock up on some of Rome's best flavors: salami, prosciutto, cheeses, olives, wine…all in one place."
Via Marmorata, 47, 00153 Roma, Italy 367 m SE
Tony Also Recommends: Filetti di Baccala in Centro
"For some of the best fried codfish around."
Largo dei Librari, 88, 00186 Roma, Italy
Café Vitti in Centro
Tony gets an afternoon espresso.
Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, 33 00186 Rome, Italy
Gelateria dei Gracchi
Tony calls this gelateria the "best of the best."
Via dei Gracchi, 272 00190 Rome, Italy
Tony Also Recommends: Sora Maria in Prati
Tony suggests Sora Maria for la grattachecca, "slushy, snowcone-like treats with sweet syrup poured over mixed fruit."
Tony visits Chef Gabriele Bonci’s pizza shop and samples some of his insanely popular seasonal concoctions. The unassuming place is a contender for Rome's best pizza al taglio (by the slice). Eat standing up and wash it down with a chilled beer.
Via della Meloria, 43 00136 Rome, Italy
Freni e Frizioni in Trastevere
Tony stops at Freni e Frizioni for a few afternoon negronis (equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth).
Via del Politeama, 4 00153 Rome, Italy
Tony Also Recommends: Angelina in Lungotevere
"A swank swimming pool bar located on the Tiber near Ponte Sant'Angelo."
Tony Also Recommends: Protestant Cemetery
"You can channel your inner Byron by moping around the graves of John Keats or Percy Shelley."
Via Caio Cestio, 6 00153 Roma, Italy
Gianicolo in Trastevere
Tony takes in the view of Rome from this scenic vantage point, a great spot to watch the sun set over the city.
Via Nicola Fabrizi, 11 00153 Rome, Italy
Tony Also Recommends: Ristoro Degli Angeli
"Great pastas, great seafood dishes, and the specialty (and it's excellent), a fettuccine with butter, parmigiana, and toasted sesame seeds."
Via Luigi Orlando, 2 00154 Roma, Italy
Tony Also Recommends: Cinema al Belvedere
"An open-air terrace with a view of the Colosseum. In the summer months they show movies. There's even an outdoor cocktail lounge: the Elefunk Kitchen Club."
Tony visits this street cart in search of late-night meat.
Cacio e Pepe in Prati
Tony has cacio e pepe at this appropriately-named restaurant before he leaves Rome.
Via Giuseppe Avezzana, 11 00195 Rome, Italy
Betto e Mary
Tony goes to this unassuming neighborhood place that serves quintessential Roman cuisine and doesn't cater to tourists--Tony samples shaved horse meat, tripe and sweetbreads.
Via dei Savorgnan, 99 00176 Rome, Italy