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Roscioli: the triumph of terroir

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One of the best restaurants in Rome, Roscioli deli-restaurant gives pride of place to simple products and recipes.

The Roscioli brothers' reputation precedes them; without a reservation, it will be impossible to get a table in their salumeria-enoteca in the centre of Rome. Which would be a shame, because you would be deprived of the best carbonara ever. Pierluigi and Alessandro have made this Roman speciality their signature dish, by raising it to a rare level of perfection.

Forget everything you know and prepare to be bowled over: in this traditional recipe there is no bacon and no cream, only guanciale (dried pig cheeks), fresh eggs, excellent black pepper, two varieties of pecorino, and handmade pasta cooked, it goes without saying, al dente. The ravioli with bottarga is equally delicious, as are artichoke chips and mortadella with Parmigiano. Here, the Italian terroir is king, marvellously complemented by a wine list that defies all competition, evidenced by the rows of bottles that decorate, or rather cover, the walls from floor to ceiling. Don't leave without making a detour to the deli corner, just to prolong the pleasure.

Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari 21
00186 Roma

+39 06 6875287

www.salumeriaroscioli.com

Menu: around 60 EUR

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