This restaurant is a diamond hidden away in one of the most beautiful piazzas in Trastevere, surrounded by fading ochre and terracotta buildings. As the name suggests it is a survivor of a side of Rome that has almost disappeared and it brings a touch of tradition to an otherwise bland collection of restaurants. In the summer months the tables are laid out in the piazza so you can sit with a glass of wine enjoying the simple dishes of la cucina romana.
The menu is fairly short but most people come for the delicious cacio e pepe pasta, made with pecorino cheese and black pepper, served on a crisp shell of Parmigiano and the cozze alla marinara – mussels with garlic, chilli pepper and a hint of tomato. The delicious food and friendly, comfortable atmosphere make this a favourite stop for all types of diners.