For homemade, hearty Italian cuisine near the Trevi Fountain head to Piccolo Arancio. Located in a long, quiet alley it offers much relief from the crowds in the area and is a cosy place in which to while away an evening. This homely osteria mainly offers traditional Roman cuisine based on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Highlights include Ravioli Arancio (ravioli with orange sauce) and fettuccine with piquant lamb sauce.
Piccolo Arancio, Vicolo Scanderberg 112, 00187 Rome, +39 06 678 6139
Trattoria Al Moro
To dine at Al Moro is to dine with stars, as this sophisticated dining spot is proud to display portraits of its celebrity guests on its walls. Al Moro is known for offering some of the best spaghetti with clam sauce in the city and is also a contender for the best spaghetti carbonara in Rome, referred to here as spaghetti Al Moro. This classic restaurant is warm and inviting and has garnered much praise locally. It offers a top dining experience in Rome.
Trattoria Al Moro, Vicolo delle Bollette 13, 00187 Rome, +39 06 678 3495
Family-run Sora Lucia is a must-visit for those looking to enjoy traditional Roman cuisine. The simple dishes here are always fresh and homemade, making for an authentic Italian experience that can be hard to find in such a well-visited part of the city. With delicious pasta dishes as well as grilled seafood and a fine range of Italian wines, this is an appealing and relaxing haven.
Sora Lucia, Via della Panetteria 12, 00187 Rome, +39 06 679 4078
Located a couple of streets away from the Trevi Fountain, L’Archetto is a charming Italian restaurant in the heart of the city. It is a small place with a cosy setting, yet the menu is extensive. All the food is based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and many customers come here for the great choice of pasta dishes. Be sure to finish your meal with the delicious tiramisu.
L’Archetto, Via dell’Archeto 26, 00187 Rome, +39 06 678 9064
Il Chianti Vineria
With rustic furnishings, pleasing wines and an array of Tuscan specialities, Vineria Il Chanti is a great place to dine after visiting the Trevi Fountain. This restaurant and wine bar is open late, and along with its extensive wine list it offers a wide range of dishes, from pasta and pizza to mains such as beef fillet with apple and cinnamon. With its fun atmosphere, this is a recommended venue.
Il Chianti Vineria, Via del Lavatore 81, 00187 Rome, +39 06 679 2470