Rome abounds with no-frills pizzerias that serve a variety of pizzas. A classic Roman pizza is crispy and wafer thin. Pizzerias with wood-fired oven produce excellent thin crust pizzas. Almost all pizzerias serve traditional capricciosa and margherita pizzas. A capricciosa pizza consists of a bit of everything such as eggs, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, olives, sausages, mozzarella and tomatoes, whereas the margherita features basil, mozzarella and tomatoes.
Pizza Al Taglio, “pizza by the cut,” is the most popular pizza. These rectangular pizzas are cut by scissors and weighed as per customers’ requirements. Pizza a Metro, “by the meter”, is a long rectangular pizza cooked in wood fired oven. In many Roman bakeries, pizza is sold without cheese in two forms: pizza Rossa topped with tomato sauce and pizza Bianca garnished with salt and olive oil. Read on to know more about popular pizzerias of the city.
Acchiappafantasmi, situated near Campo de’ Fiori, sells traditional varieties, spicy pizzas and a ghost shaped pizza. The pizzeria also sells pizza championship that won third prize in the World Pizza Championship 1997, four seasons, napoletana and ortolan pizzas. The ortolan comprises mozzarella, eggplants, potatoes, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes.
Da Baffetto in Piazza Navona has both indoor and outdoor tables. Its affordable pizza menu offers marinara, margherita, capricciosa, aubergines, cooked ham and fresh vegetable pizzas. You can even buy a pizza for just five euros.
La Montecarlo, located at Vicolo Savelli and Via Alessandria, is known for its sweet smelling pizzas with great taste. The elaborate menu features appetizers, first course, second course and desserts besides pizzas. You can savor traditional, calzone, montecarlo and 4 formaggi pizzas.
Pizzeria Formula 1 in San Lorenzo is popular for its reasonably priced crispy thin pizzas and informal service. The menu is printed on the tables. A score of apple pies, bruschetta, pizzas and salt cod fillets are available. Formula 1 car drivers’ and vehicles’ posters adorn walls of the pizzeria. It also serves lunch.
Pizzeria Ai Marmi in Trastevere is not only frequented by local families but also by tourists. You can choose from outdoor and indoor marble tables. Though it is a cramped place, you can spot businesspersons, students and tourists enjoying pizzas. Wood-fired oven is another plus.
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