If you happen to visit Rome these days there are a few great places for snacks that you should try. The first one on our list is Il Forno di Via dei Pastini. The place is situated in the centre of Rome, but should not be confused with two other places with a similar name, so make sure you are at the right place. The place is near Piazza di Pietra and the Pantheon and is a small bakery that serves some really tasty things to eat. Among the best things to try here is pizza Bianca, which is made in the roman style – crunchy and thin. This goes perfect if plain, but one can also add some mortadella and enjoy it even more. In summer, some of the clients try the combination of figs and raw ham on this pizza. It may sound strange, but actually it is very tasty, so try it and you will not regret it. Another option to consider is pizza rossa, which is made with tomato sauce. This one is a bit thicker and comes with some olive oil as well. At Il Forno di Via dei Pastini one could also buy home-made cookies and some refreshments. The place is closed for siesta from 13.30 o’clock until 15.30 o’clock.
The other great place for some snacks that deserves the attention is Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara, which is located in a small and lovely square near Campo de’ Fiori, again in the city centre itself. One of the tastiest things to try here is the salty cod a filet of baccala, which one can grab and then go for a walk. In case you want to sit down and eat there are seats inside, which is good for the cold weather now. Good to be tried here is the chicory salad with a pesto of garlic.
Another fantastic place for a snack is the Roscioli pizza place, which offers thin, plain pizza. There one could also try some cheeses and wines, as well as cold cuts and fresh bread. The service here is great and quick. One can also buy some bottles of wine here, as well as a few local cheeses.
Those who love sandwiches will absolutely adore the Boccone place, where one can try various Panini, including one filled with chocolate. The place is located on Piazza di Pietra in the city centre and is open every day from 10 o’clock in the morning until 7 o’clock in the evening. The finest sandwiches to try here are “Palermo” and “Rome”, “Venezia”, etc. The combinations are so many and sometimes strange, but they all taste very good. One can also make a selection of one’s own, let’s say using mozzarella and fresh salmon, tuna and cherry tomatoes, grilled eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes as well as olive oil and cheese. The types of bread can also vary. Besides that, there is also a good selection of beers and cold drinks too.