Flavio al Velavevodetto
Named by Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini as one of his favourite places to dine in Rome, Flavio al Velavevodetto has earned a cult following among local gastronomes who flock for its traditional, thoughtfully prepared local dishes served at fair prices. Expect all the Roman classics – cacio e pepe, carbonara, offal, and lamb. The breaded and fried lamb chops are out of this world and save room for dessert – the creamy tiramisu is divine. In the summertime, outdoor patios spread over two levels draw families and groups. Inside, the dining rooms display ancient terracotta fragments, an appropriate decor choice considering Flavio al Velavevodetto is built into the city's most historic landfill, a pile of ancient amphorae.
Address: Via di Monte Testaccio, 97, 00153 Roma