The countless specialities of Roman cuisine are not only truly delicious but have very ancient origins. In fact, it appears that the first Roman recipe book was written during the empire of Tiberius between 30 and 40 AD, almost two thousand years ago!
Over the centuries, Roman cuisine has continuously evolved, delighting diners with exquisite meat and fish dishes, as well as desserts, greatly appreciated worldwide. It is no coincidence that typical Roman dishes have become an important part of the Capital city’s wealthy heritage (besides its historical and cultural wonders of course), a must-try for any visitor.
That is why we have decided to dedicate our new weekly lunch menus to the Eternal City’s most famous monuments, so that our guests can experience dining like a true Roman in every way possible. Our goal is to offer you a lunch break in the name of all that is Roman: with 5 different menus from Monday to Friday for a traditional Roman lunch that will delight your taste buds.
Dish of the week: Carbonara
The fame of typical Roman cuisine lies in its popular and genuine roots, emblem of the true flavour of Rome, made with basic ingredients and simple recipes. In fact, the tradition of Roman cuisine is based on two main cornerstones, sheep-farming and agriculture, which have led to the birth of delicious products such as DOP recognised Pecorino Romano sheep’s cheese, and Guanciale (pig’s cheek), an essential ingredient in traditional Roman first courses.
Speaking of Pecorino and Guanciale, our typical Roman restaurant has chosen its Carbonara as dish of the week, available every Monday in the menu dedicated to the Colosseum. The Ristorante Amedeo version is made with artisanal Gragnano spaghetti, eggs, Pecorino cheese and crispy Amatrice pig’s cheek: we select only the best raw materials to enhance this traditional recipe to the fullest.
Sweet scents at the table: Tiramisù
The flavours of Rome are not limited to typical Roman savoury dishes. To fully experience Rome at the dining table, tasting all the delicacies that the city has to offer, including its famous desserts, is a must. From Maritozzo cream puffs, to sour cherry pies, to donuts baked with wine… every Roman pastry recipe will leave you licking your lips for more.
A dessert that is ever present on the Roman dining table is undoubtedly the Tiramisù, despite its origins being attributed to the Veneto Region. This is one of the most popular and most ordered puddings in Roman taverns to end lunch or dinner on a sweet note. The combination of sweet Mascarpone and bitter coffee, with an added sprinkling of cocoa, is a sure success. That is why we at Ristorante Amedeo have decided to put our homemade Tiramisù made with Mascarpone cream, Ladyfingers and coffee on two of our weekly menus, on both Mondays and Wednesdays.
Come and indulge in delicious Roman cuisine
Traditional Roman specialities are true works of art and flavour. The quality ingredients that characterise this type of popular cuisine are brimming with captivating stories and ancient legends, and we at Ristorante Amedeo are here to share them at the table, along with a glass of wine.
Ours is a typical Roman restaurant that prepares every single recipe with great care and respect for tradition. If you fancy trying good Roman cuisine and discovering the true flavours of Rome book a table here and come and visit us in the Esquilino district, a stone’s throw from the Termini train Station.
We can’t wait to share our delicacies with you, you won’t regret it!