Category Archives: Rome food & restaurants

Christmas Eve 2013: A Feast at La Pergola

Italians eat fish on Christmas Eve and meat on Christmas day, so we decided to celebrate one of these traditions by eating at Rome’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant, La Pergola, on Christmas Eve. The restaurant sits atop the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, … Continue reading

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Addicted to Spreadable Salami

Last week Michael received a wondrous and enormous food basket overflowing with pasta, cheeses, polenta, salumi, candy, and other tasty treats. So far, everything has been delicious, but my favorite is something I had never heard of: a large casing of spreadable … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rome 2013

We celebrated Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, yesterday (Saturday), and, as always, we had a wonderful time and ate wonderful food. This Thanksgiving dinner was much easier to prepare than was our Thanksgiving in 2012, probably because we know our way around Rome … Continue reading

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Glass Hostaria: A Foodie Heaven in Trastevere

West of the Tevere lies the Trastevere neighborhood, the old working-class section of Rome. Narrow cobblestone streets meander around medieval buildings chock-a-block with lively bars, and busy restaurants. So imagine our surprise when we found a sleek, beautiful, ultramodern restaurant, Glass … Continue reading

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’Tis the Season for White Truffles

Although we will be living in Rome for two more years, we are already sad about leaving Italy’s amazing fresh food, from artichokes to zucchini. Fabulous fresh vegetables of so many kinds; delicious fresh fruits; scrumptious fresh meat, chicken, and fish; buffala … Continue reading

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Un Cappuccino e un Cornetto, per Favore—Hold the Scorpions

On Sunday, August 11, we celebrate our second anniversary of living in Rome. Glorious Rome, magical Rome, exciting Rome—I love almost everything about Rome, and I love finally realizing my lifelong dream of living in a different country. Lucky, lucky … Continue reading

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Typical Roman Cuisine at Osteria Betto e Mary

WARNING! Some of my readers have told me that they are squeamish about food. If you are, be warned that this post may spoil your appetite (or worse)! Our friends Rossella and Marco introduced us to typical Roman cuisine last … Continue reading

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