24 Hours in Rome

Tony has just over 30 hours to explore the Eternal City. He sets off on a whirlwind tour, from the banks of the Tiber River to deep into the crooked ancient alleyways, sampling as much cuisine as he can along ...

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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

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

Café Faggiani

Tony and his friend Sara stop in for a classic Roman breakfast: a cappuccino and a cornetto.

Via G Ferrari 23-29 Prati

Café Vitti in Centro

Tony gets an afternoon espresso.

Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, 33 00186 Rome, Italy

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

Filetti di Baccala in Centro

"For some of the best fried codfish around."

Largo dei Librari, 88, 00186 Roma, 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

Gelateria dei Gracchi

Tony calls this gelateria the "best of the best."

Via dei Gracchi, 272 00190 Rome, Italy

I Porchettoni

Tony and Sara enjoy a mid-morning snack of porchetta and Peroni.

Via Del Pigneto, 68, Roma, Italy

La Giorgione

Tony visits this street cart in search of late-night meat.

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 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

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

Sora Lella

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


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