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11.12.2014

Eating in Rome {Pianostrada + Trastevere}

Where to eat in Rome


Where to eat in Rome

A few Sundays ago the sky in Rome was an incredible soft blue and dotted with light fluffy clouds. The sun was shining. It was a perfect Autumn day. It was silly to be inside studying French (Mark) and writing blog posts (me) so we cast aside our chores and went for a long walk.  We were not the only ones who had that idea. Via Fori Imperiali was super crowded, the ghetto was almost impassable, we twisted and turned our way towards the river and away from the masses. We ended up in Trastevere, a part of town we rarely visit and barely know. I remembered that there has been a lot of buzz about a tiny spot on a tiny street run by a quartet of Roman women. Pianostrada was the perfect destination.


Pass under the laundry that has been put out to dry and continue on by the vintage guitar luthier and the chic new organic shop and you will find Pianostrada almost at the end of the very picturesque vicolo della Cedra. The narrow space of this casual restaurant just barely fits the people and tables but relaxed and very friendly vibe makes you forget about the squeeze. 

We ordered off the daily specials which was a hand lettered signs tacked to the wall. The fried cacio e pere croquettes were a delicious pasta free twist on Mark's favorite dish. The long plate of crisp and just barely bitter puntarelle was topped with fresh mozzarella, strands of saffron and dressed with anchovies but in the traditional lemon was replaced with orange. What a revelation this small substitution made to this first of the season plate.

For dessert we tried a very light and very traditional tiramisu and a cinnamon dusted apple tart.

I see what all the fuss is about now.


Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome


Pianostrada Laboratorio Di Cucina
Vicolo del Cedro 26
+39 06 9521 5045

Closed Mondays 

4 comments :

  1. Can't wait to try this place next Sept! Looks amazing! (I love the hanging laundry photo by the way)

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  2. Gorgeous photos and what a find! Grazie, Gillian...

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  3. This place looks so delicious! I would love to go back to Rome one day and give the food another try. I went years ago on one of my first European trips, and I hadn't researched places to eat. The very first thing I ate, very jet-lagged and hungry, was pizza. I was so looking forward to my first real Italian pizza, and it was...a reheated frozen pizza. But this reminds me that there is so much delicious food in Rome that I just didn't discover the first time, so I would gladly give it another go!

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  4. Outstanding photos. Was just in Rome to cover the Synod (at Vatican). Wish I had known of pianostrada.

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