Italy is celebrated worldwide for its divine cuisine and in turn each individual region has its own delicious specialities. The majestic capital city is no exception to this rule and a visit to Rome would not be complete without sampling some traditional Roman cuisine. Of course, the Eternal City is home to numerous delectable dishes, which often have very humble origins. So if you are visiting Rome for a day as part of your cruise excursion, use Cabs4Rome Civitavecchia transfers to get to the city centre and start enjoying some of top Italian dishes that you absolutely must try when in Rome.
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1. Spaghetti alla Carbonara
This tasty Roman dish is famous abroad, perhaps you even have your own version at home? However, a traditional Roman Spaghetti alla Carbonara includes very few ingredients but is not always the easiest to get right. Romans prefer to use guanciale, pig’s cheek, instead of bacon or lardons and pecorino romano which is similar in flavour to parmesan cheese. You will be able to find this classic dish in all good restaurants in Rome.
The word “fritti” is used in Rome to describe a number of tasty treats that can be easily found in the city’s pizzerias, bars and restaurants. Some of my favourites include baccalà, salt cod deep fried in crispy golden batter, fiori di zucca, courgette or pumpkin flowers filled with mozzarella and an anchovy before being deep fried and supplì, deep fried rice balls in a tomato sauce.
Bruschetta is a staple on the menu in Rome’s many restaurants. This incredibly simple dish can be created in a matter of minutes by toasting some good quality bread and topping it off with garlic, well-seasoned tomatoes, a little fresh basil and a good drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
4. Pasta all’Amatriciana
Another classic pasta dish is the Amatriciana. Once again Romans prefer to use guanciale alongside a tomato based sauce with a little chili pepper, garlic and a dash of white wine to enhance the simple flavours of this extremely tasty dish.
5. Carciofi alla Giudia
One of the best places in the world to eat artichokes is definitely Rome. Carciofi alla Giudia is a splendid regional dish that sees the artichokes fried until they become light, crispy and incredibly flavoursome. Alternatively, the artichokes can be cooked slowly allowing them to become tender and succulent; this recipe is known as Carciofi alla Romana.
Any trip to Europe, and especially Rome is bound to be full of great culinary experiences whether you a simply enjoying a slice of traditional Italian pizza, a refreshing gelato or one of the above-listed dishes. If you are currently planning your trip to the eternal city, plan your trip in advance for a stress-free holiday.