Our culinary tour of Rome !

We have gone to Rome as a family vacation and rented an apartment to do our own cooking /shopping in local markets. However, as we venture out into the city we do need to eat on the run. Therefore , we had some encounters I will like to share in my blog with an unique creative post, our culinary tour of Rome !

There is so much to eat there and I only going to mention the ones I have been with the family vacation as on business trips there is another world altogether. After reviewing this older post to updated, I found out many have closed sadly. Anyway, just for the memories of always and family happier moments; here is my take on eating out inexpensive in Rome.

Let me give you a shopping center where we found a great German restaurant oh yeah! Call it world mobility but there is choices everywhere. The shopping center is Porta di Roma or Gate of Rome just a bit outside the city center but we took the bus! The shopping center of Porta di Roma is a wonderfully laid out, modern shopping center which offers a number of services for its customers  Inside this mall, there are cafes, bars, restaurants, and a children play area, including a train that brings children on a little tour. Among the many stores you’ll find clothing stores, sport equipment, accessories for men and women, shoe stores, electronics, hair dressers, skin care shops and many more. Porta di Roma also has a large movie theatre and an ample parking garage. To get to Porta di Roma, take the n. 38 bus that leaves every 10 minutes from Termini train station in the direction of Baseggio. The shopping center is at the end of the line Baseggio-Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma.


And as usual with us trying everything, our best meal was a German oriented place in Weiner Haus near the shopping center Porta di RomaA German beer house with plenty of sausages and beers of course! The whole family love it!!! The Weiner Haus at Porta di Roma : https://wienerhaus.it/i-nostri-ristoranti/roma-porta-di-roma


There we end up buying better items at the Auchan supermarket and gourmet grocery stores and cooking it at the apartment with great Italian wines from Toscana and beers Moratti and Peroni lol!!! Here for the memories as the chain was purchase by Conad, Porta di Roma shopping center : https://porta-di-roma.klepierre.it/dove-siamo-orari/

We check out Cinecitta due at the metro line by the same name but it was just a small shopping althought nice AC in hot Rome and good gelato there at Armonia del Gelato. Here just for the memories as it was a stand in middle of hallway and do not see on their page anymore: https://www.cinecittadue.com/contatti/

Then, let me tell you about Gustando Roma, this is a bit touristic near the Colosseum (see post) so the prices are a bit high but the ambiance in the basement is sublime and worth it; of course the food is good. Enjoying Rome in the shadow of the Colosseum, along the promenade of Fori Imperiali,(see post) you  are  enjoying Rome. And it rises exactly like the small Flavian amphitheatre built inside, which surrounds part of the room highlighting its best specialty: ice cream! Pic with my dear late wife Martine and the boys. The good RestaurantGuru reviews puts out their menu : https://restaurantguru.com/Gustando-Roma-Rome/menu

They have an old Facebook page so check if still open: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gustando-Roma/722234264481444


Il Gelato di Procopio (sort of like the ice cream of pinochio) we come back for the moment! Again and again, we even found out one of the servers spoked French . They ave excellent ice creams, choice of various fragrances. A special stroke of heart for Pistachio and Procopio that are just sublime. Perfect value for money. And always catch it on the way back to our apartment. Il gelato dei proscopio along via xxi Aprile near metro Bologna on our way in out of our apartment! Unfortunately here for the memories as it is closed. I was told there is another address maybe same owners but cannot confirm.


One of our all time favorite and even stop on business trips is the Grand Caffe Cavour at Piazza  Cavour. Of course, don’t get me wrong this is just for a beer or coffee business meeting, etc while enjoying the beautiful Piazza Cavour (see post) square. The food is not that good. I cannot confirm if closed but can’t find their webpage so check;here for the memories of always.


For info the Rome tourist office:https://www.turismoroma.it/en

There you go folks, another culinary trip for the memories of always in eternal Rome ! Hope you enjoy with me recalling these wonderful places and eventually return to those still open,

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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