26 April 2015

Where to eat pizza in Rome: Ivo a Trastevere


When in Rome, do as the Romans do – eat pizza! The amazing thing about this place is that I would have probably sat there anyway even if I hadn't known that it's the best pizza in town. The first thing I saw from the street were pizzaiolos preparing the dough inside and Italian families eating their lunch. Also, the place was incredibly ugly and the waiters didn't speak English – all the perfect signs telling you this is exactly the place where you should eat.

Pizza in Italy varies greatly depending on the region. The traditional pizza in Rome is super thin. At Ivo's, who's been making pizza for 40 years, we ordered one white with rucola, caviar, smoked salmon and rucola and one with tomato sauce, prosciutto crudo, black olives, Italian sausage and egg. Although not beautiful at all, they both were amazingly tasty. 

Fritti – which means basically anything deep fried – is another kind of food to try in Rome and Ivo a Trastevere is also a good address for it. We tried crochette (mashed potatoes rolled in breadcrumbs and fried) and filetti di baccala (battered salt cod fillets). The tiramisĂș for the dessert was insanely huge and the best I've ever had. Make sure you share it with somebody! 

The staff were super quick and very nice people despite the language barrier. 

The street is not the most attractive you can find in Trastevere and surely you could find more appealing restaurants with menus written in six different languages but, really, make sure you visit Ivo to have an authentic pizza experience in Rome.

Ivo a Trastevere
Via di San Francesco a Ripa, 158
Rome, Italy


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