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Fiaschetteria Beltrame {Eating in Rome}

Where to Eat Near the Spanish Steps

Where to Eat Near the Spanish Steps

I have a really great job. I get to travel to some of Italy's most beautiful places. I eat in restaurants and visit vineyards and cheese makers and bakeries. It's really really great. What my job means is that when I am home in Rome is that I am more likely to be at my yoga studio and having green juice for lunch in an attempt at balance. 

But, living in Rome means lots of people come to visit. They don't want green juice for lunch. They want to eat Roman cuisine. Last week some of our oldest pals were in town for a quick visit. They used to live here so they had already gone to their old favorites and asked me to pick somewhere near-ish to Piazza del Popolo for a classic Roman meal. This is not my usual part of town but I had long been wanting to try Fiaschetteria Beltrame so we booked a table there.

On a side street in between the via del Corso and via Babuino shopping avenues Fiaschetteria Beltrame is an old fashioned place with bright lights and tables squeezed into a narrow room. We caught up on life in Bangkok verse life in Rome over glass jugs of house wine and skipped ahead past antipasti and went straight to pasta. I had the tonarelli with an arrosto sauce which tasted like Thanksgiving. Mark's arrabbiata was studded with cherry tomatoes and had fiery bite. The cacio e pepe was creamy, peppery comfort food, a perfect last Roman plate for my far flung pals. The tiramisu cook must have worked in Flavio's kitchen because it is the same rich, eggy, chocolate topped wonder. 

Fiaschetteria Beltrame is a solid addition to my classic Roman fare eating list. 

Where to Eat Near the Spanish Steps

Where to Eat Near the Spanish Steps

Where to Eat Near the Spanish Steps

Fiaschetteria Beltrame
Via della Croce 39
Open daily, 12:15-3pm; 7pm-10:45pm

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