I love to go to Rome. I can go there every month and stay for at least a week. Unfortunately, this is not what happens. The good thing is that every time I go to Rome I find new dining places that I like so much that they became my favorite at least until the next time, when I am stunned by another cozy restaurant. The places that I will describe today are a nice Italian restaurant near the Spanish Steps, which is called “Pactificio”, which serves fantastic meals at a very, very normal price. I am mentioning this place, since there are not many of that kind in this posh shopping zone of the Italian capital. Open each day of the working week for lunch and for early dinner, the restaurant also serves as a shop, wherefrom one could buy nice things and prepare a meal, if staying at one of the serviced apartments in Rome or Apartments in Milan that come with equipped kitchens.
This photo of Il Bacaro
The other restaurant, which I came across in the center of Rome and would like to share with you is the romantic spot “Il Bacaro”, which is placed near the Pantheon. It opens for lunch and for dinner every day but on Sunday. The place is quite cozy, so it is definitely a place to go to, if you visit Rome as a couple. The selection of wines is incredible and features a choice of more than 400 different types of vine, while the food is more than delicious and there are meals with truffles… just to mention it. Of course, the service is excellent, just as it should be. Another place that I want to mention is the Sancafe, which is situated in the district of Vatican and Prati and works every day of the week, except on Sundays. This is a modern restaurant that offers meals prepared according to the healthy regulations and with fresh and organic ingredients. The wines offered are also organic. In addition there is a juice bar and a selection of coffee blends. The atmosphere in the Sancafe is very pleasant and the staff is brilliant.
For those travelers that want to prepare a meal on their own in the equipped kitchen of the holiday apartment they have rented, there is this place called “Angelo Feroci” in the center of Rome, which is a butchers shop where one could buy meat cuts of highest quality. Lamb, beef, veal, poultry and game, it seems that here one can find everything to prepare a nice meal. The butchers here are great experts and they will not only hand you the meat, but they will explain how to cook it wisely, in order to get the taste that you want. There are also nicely prepared dishes, if you do not have time to cook. The prices are above the average, but one should expect that if one is in search of a great quality.