Posts Tagged ‘Trattoria Vecchia Roma’

 

Roma VecchiaTrattoria Vecchia Roma – Opened since 1916, this trattoria is one of the older eateries of Rome.  Where such feature would allow  plenty of restaurants to rest on their laurels, Vecchia Roma is of a different breed: the food is traditional, indeed, but nothing tastes nor feels tired under this roof as exemplified by a buccatini all’amatriciana that tasted  great  and a trippa a la Romana with not one single quip.

Rome is touristy, but if someone complains about  Vecchia Roma’s  being touristy, then he has a lot to learn about traditional Roman cooking.

Verdict (Benchmark>Excellent> Very good>Good>Ok>bad): Very Good  – Very busy eatery. The crowd of Italians (of all generations!!!!) flocking here  is not a lure. This is some really well executed Roman restaurant cooking (it goes without saying that..unless you distance yourself from major Italian cities, and try the countryside, to take an example, do not expect some perfectly made nonna’s-style food at restaurants).  Too bad I have never been a fan of Roman cuisine (I tried hard to appreciate Roman cuisine,  trust me… but its flavors do not move me in general…yeah, I know, my loss) — When it comes to Italian food, I have a soft spot for Traditional Ligurian as well as most Italian coastal cuisines which Flavors  my palate perceives as  generally stronger, in their expression, than what is typically found in Roman cuisine. As ever,regardless of personal taste, no cuisine should be viewed  as superior to the other. TVR is considered by many locals as one of the better trattorias  of Rome. I am not  going to question that. Trattoria Vecchia Roma Addr: Via Ferruccio, 12b/c, 00185 Roma, Phone: 06 446 7143 URL: http://www.trattoriavecchiaroma.it/

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