For haute quinto quarto fare, Checchino dal 1887 is your best bet. Testaccio has been changing rapidly, but not Checchino. It’s a more expensive choice than most of the other restaurants in this area. Still, Romans from all over the city keep coming back here when they want authentic tonnarelli al sugo di coda (pasta with a rich oxtail sauce, for which Checchino holds a secret recipe), and pajata (veal intestines) cooked any number of ways—with rigatoni pasta, roasted, or in a stew.
Checchino dal 1887
Via di Monte Testaccio 30
Our Rating Neighborhood In Testaccio Hours Tues–Sat 12:30–2:45pm and 8–11:45pm Transportation Bus: 83, 673, or 719 Phone 06-5743816 Prices Main courses 14€–25€; fixed-price menu 42€–63€ Cuisine Type Roman Web site Checchino dal 1887 Other Closed Aug and last week in Dec