Just uphill from the Colosseum, this informal eatery has been serving up solid Roman cooking since 1929. Decor is straightforward and traditional—wooden furniture thrown with tablecloths, and a simple outdoor terrace across the street from Colle Oppio Park. The cooking is likewise: Traditional Roman pastas like amatriciana (tomato sauce with cured pork) are dependable. The best entrees are unfussy dishes like lombatina di vitella (grilled veal chop).
- Frommer's Staff