We love the Italian capital - not just for its cultural heritage but also for food culture. Rome has so many great places to eat and during our visits to Rome we've tried out a bunch of different places. These are our favourite places to get pasta in the city. There are hundreds of places to get pasta in Rome, but the places below serve absolutely perfect versions of the classics.
Ai Tre Scalini: We were recommended to go here by a local. Everything about this place is a must. You walk into the packed bar and go to the back where the restaurant is. The restaurant is very rustic and looks like something from old Italy. We started out having the cheeseboard with pecorino, mozzarella and a bunch of other cheeses - then we covered the cheeses in a fantastic honey with almonds. If you're looking for an amazing Italian experience - look no further. Try the Parmigiana, their lasagne and the Polpette al sugo.
La Tavernaccia: Beautiful restaurant in a quiet and homely atmosphere. This is situated in the heart of Trastevere. It's hard to find quality places in Rome, but this is definitely one of them. Pizzas aren't one of their specialities, but most of the other stuff is great. Try their pastas, their prosciutto and other meats. The place has a lot of great wines too.
Flavio al Valavevodetto: One of the locals also recommended us to go here. This place is located in Testaccio, which is a very cosy part of town that isn't overrun by tourists. We love pasta and this place was one of the most traditional places that we stumbled upon in Rome. They serve up huge plates here. Try the carbona and the cacio e Pepe (traditional Roman dish)
Da Enzo: This place is a small trattoria in Trastevere. The carbonara and other pasta dishes here are unbelievable. It would be amazing to try all of the dishes here, but we only went here one night. This place gets full very fast, so make sure to make a reservation. This place is mostly frequented by locals and hardly any tourists find their way here. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Rome for traditional food in a relaxed setting - a must go.