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Living Large… Cibo a Roma

I’ve been simultaneously stuffing my face and making a list of all of the places that my fam needs to visit when they come here. Here’s my gastronomic journal.

Zucchero & Farnia is my favorite place by school. Fantastic cheap pizza. Always packed at lunch

My architectural history professor told me that gelato is as nutritious as a meal. I’ve decided to trust her 100 % until someone proves to me that its not. I’ve had gelato everyday this week. Most of these have been from Gelateria del Teatro. Its close to my school and soooo good.


They use really fresh ingredients in their traditional Sicilian Gelato.


My favorite bar is Boticella’s a.k.a. the Steelers Bar. Yup, thats Jesus with a Terrible Towel.

They even have an Italian version of the Terrible Towel.


kicking it with the owner


Just found this fantastic pizza place in Trastevere called La Renella. Their crust is fantastic because unlike most of the tourist traps, they make it the real way with only aqua, farina e olio extra vergine.

I also went to a trattoria on Tuesday called Le Fatte. The school organizes it so that we pay $10 for a full Italian trattoria meal including wine. We had something like 6 courses and they were all delicious.

The best meals I’ve had so far have been the ones Esa makes.

She goes all out when she cooks for us. Dinner usually lasts over two hours and its all fantastic.

Favorite dishes so far: Minestra di Cecci and Penne Zucchini.

I’m going to get her to teach me how to make these cause otherwise I might become anorexic when I get home.

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2 responses

  1. Willy, your blog is sooo lovely! I wish I was of the same posting caliber, but the weather here has been, for so long, Siberian-esque rather than picturesque. It looks like you are eating the most tasty things ever, eat some gelato for me (life for an ex-ice cream employee isn’t all peaches and cream in a lactose intolerant continent… When you get a chance, send me your address, I have some things I’d like to send you! Love you & miss you!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:49 am

  2. kelli

    I have been trying to find an Italian version of the terrible towel for a yr & a half for my now x’s aunt. We were together 15 yrs, since the age of 15, so I’m still very close w the family. They recently suffered a death in the family, her cousin about a month ago. His mom always told stories at the traditional fish Christmas dinner about coming to the states from Italy. Id love to find the towel more now than ever! Any suggestions?

    October 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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