Rome: Food and Drink
The Eternal City
Welcome to the land of culinary delights! Rome has been rated one of the top ten destinations to visit for its food delights. Food and drink abound in Rome, it's important to know where to go to sample different things. Choices range from an exclusive high level cuisine, developed by some of the most famous chefs on the international scene, to traditional, hearty Romanesca fayre in all its manifold variations. The only way to really understand the heart and soul of Rome is by tasting its culinary splendours in a popular restaurant, this allows you to steep yourself in Roman culture while you discover the tastes and flavours of traditional cooking through the ages. You can also shop at one of Rome’s famous street side fruit and vegetable markets. These are among the best spots in the city --lively, loud, and colourful.
Depending on what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for, there are different food and drink options in Rome to try out. Termini had plenty of reasonably priced restaurants to choose from, but don't go out of your way to dine there. In Esquilino you will find a large concentration of ethnic restaurants, grocery stores, and take-away places, as well as shops carrying items from many different cultures, particularly Asian, African, and Indian. The district of Testaccio is arguably the best place for truly authentic Roman cuisine.