If you're like me, you're willing to travel across a city (or a country) in search of a great meal.
However, I realize that not everyone has the time or the patience for that. So I decided to start a series of restaurant suggestions that work because of their close proximity to major tourist sites.
Take the Trattoria Da Romolo alla Mole Adriana. It's so close to the Vatican that you'll almost always find several priests having dinner there. And from what my husband says in Italy it's 'common knowledge' that anywhere there are priests eating the food will be good, abundant, and affordable, which is definitely the case at Da Romolo.
Da Romolo serves up traditional Roman/Italian cuisine: pastas like amatriciana, pizza, seafood and meat.
The setting is quite lovely as well. Clean linear lines, almost modern, while still maintaining a traditional italian restaurant decor: wooden tables with simple white table cloths (aka not Italian-American restaurant decor).
Perhaps, what they did most masterfully was create a wall floor to ceiling windows to best view the ancient brick city wall. It also has a rooftop patio area for dining that in cooler nights is perfect for getting another perspective on that city wall.
Let me know if you manage to make your way out there to Da Romolo. I would love to know what you think.
Da Romolo della Mole Adriana
Vincolo del Campinile, 12
Roma - Borgo Pio
+39 06 6861603
Photos courtesy of the Da Romolo website