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5 Popular Roman Pizzerias

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Monday, December 20th, 2010

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.

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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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14 responses to “5 Popular Roman Pizzerias”

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  1. Marta Anghera says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Pizzeria “Ai marmi” Viale Trastevere. Excellent pizzas, supplì, etc. Very popular with marble tables, good prices

  2. Jane Antoinette Croucher says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I totally love Dar Poeta in Trastevere and La Gallina Bianca near Termini. Both fantastic!

  3. Marcela Lembo says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Lo de Michelle…en Nápoles…

  4. Marco Provenza says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    ciro san silvestro square Rome :-)

  5. Rocío González says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    The best for me is Pizzeria San Calisto, in Trastevere! try it yourself…
    Dar poeta and Formula 1 are good as well.

  6. Francesco Gentile says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    The best pizza is in “Pizzeria Mattozzi” in Naples…

  7. Margaret Hickey Iverson says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    When I was a student in Rome many years ago, Est,Est,Est off Via nazionale was great. The vino blanco was awesome!

  8. Lorenzo Borsetti says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    La “DIAVOLA” di Rudy…alla cantinetta del Conero!!!!!!

  9. Alessandra Rinaldi says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Pizzeria Garibaldi in corso Como a Milano

  10. Tanja Pfitscher says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    <3 <3 <3 PIZZARÈ <3 <3 <3

  11. Kevin Wolfhard says via Facebook:
    December 20th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    You know I had a fantastic pizza (and prosecco!) at Ristorante Leone in Rome. Fantastic service.

  12. Michelle French says via Facebook:
    December 21st, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Li Rioni at via dei santi quattro vicino al Colosseo. Perfetto!

  13. Gabriella Lai says via Facebook:
    December 21st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    “Lo Zozzone” close to Piazza Navona in Rome

  14. Marion says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I love the Neapolitan pizza from Terrazza Barberini on Via Barberini. :-p


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