Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bites and Nibbles @ La Taverna de' Mercanti

Location : Piazza de' Mercanti, 3rd Trastevere Roma
Famous for : Home-style Roman cooking

After a whole morning of sightseeing in central Rome, take a break, recharge and enjoy good home style-Roman cuisine at the charming La Taverna de' Mercanti. Located at a quiet Piazza de Mercanti from which the taverna is named, this sixteenth century house is frequented by locals and tourists. 

We had crisp and cold garden salad with simple but tasty olive oil, herbs and freshly squeezed lemon dressing - perfectly refreshing after hours of walking in humid and hot May day.

We truly enjoyed the delicious Pizza Margherita and Pizza teleggio e tartufo {cheese and truffle} cooked in traditional wood-fired oven paired with Montesanto Chianti Classico. I was having so much fun devouring the pizza, sipping wine and chatting with hubby and best friends that I forgot to take pictures {but trust me, you can never go wrong with their pizza}! Of course, like any other traditional Italian feast, pasta will always be present and in this case, it was Rigatoni Marinara with lots of fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Lunch can be a bit pricey but this Roman dining experience was all worth it. The ambiance is a real memory keeper - from the old  facade of the building adorned with ivy and bougainvillea flowers, torches, the rustic walls of the interior embellished with ancient farming tools and lighting to the red and white checkered table cloth.  A true La Dolce Vita!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your sweet words.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...