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Close to Campo de' Fiori, this is the classic Roman trattoria you dream of finding but rarely do. An antiques dealer, a marketing manager, an actor, and wine merchant bonded to create this simple yet warm-hearted restaurant, a cross between an old-fashioned French bistro and a Roman hosteria. All the bread, pasta, and desserts are homemade fresh daily, and the wine list of 200 different vintages comes from 20 different Italian regions. Enticing appetizers range from octopus with chickpeas to Adriatic mackerel stewed in fresh tomato sauce. We prefer the grilled fish of the day, though you may opt for crisp potatoes with cheese fondue and truffle slivers or tagliolini with a julienne of artichokes, pork cheek, and aged ewe's cheese.