Flavio’s plain dining room is burrowed out of the side of Rome’s most unusual “hill”—a large mound made from amphorae discarded during the Roman era. But this is one of the best places in the city to try well-prepped classic pastas like cacao e pepe (Pecorino cheese and black pepper), and quinto quarto entrees at fair prices. The misto umido is an ideal three-way sampler for first-timers, with portions of polpette (meatballs), coda alla vaccinara (oxtail), and involtini (stuffed rolled veal). Homemade desserts are also tasty, and the tiramisù wins the gold.
Flavio al Velavevodetto
Via di Monte Testaccio 97–99
Our Rating Neighborhood In Testaccio Hours Daily 12:30–3pm and 7:45–11pm Transportation Bus: 83, 673, or 719 Phone 06-5744194 Prices Main courses 12€–17€ Cuisine Type Roman Web site Flavio al Velavevodetto