This restaurant has a long pedigree, open in one form or another since 1870, with seating inside or out on the piazza in the heart of the old Jewish Ghetto. It’s essentially a Roman trattoria, with the welcome addition of a salad/antipasto bar (14 choices) in summer and hot “polenta bar” in the winter. Otherwise stick with the classics: fried artichokes, outstanding pasta alla carbonara, and exceptional fettuccine with pistachio and smoky mozzarella. For dessert, try the homemade sorbets, prepared with fresh, seasonal fruits.
Piazza Campitelli 18
Our Rating Neighborhood Near Campo De Fiori & the Jewish Ghetto Hours Thurs–Tues 1–3:30pm and 8–11pm Transportation Bus: 46, 64, 84, or 916 to Largo di Torre Argentina Phone 06-6864604 Prices Main courses 18€–25€ Cuisine Type Roman Web site Vecchia Roma Other Closed 10 days in Aug