Too say Italians love their food is absurd. They obsess about it! Having eaten in just about every region of Italy in every conceivable type of establishment I will say that I especially enjoy traditional Roman dishes. Roman cuisine evolved from a historical perspective from creative use of what the nobility threw away or “paid” their servants. Many of the typical Roman dishes incorporated inexpensive items – offal, organ meat, etc. knows as the “quinto quarto”. Today’s dishes have evolved from those recipes and focus mainly on fresh vegetables, cheeses, and pastas.
When visiting Rome I balance trying new places and new dishes with my favorites. Some of my favorite places in the Campo di Fiori are listed here.