One of the traditional Roman dishes that’s never off our menu is definitely cacio e pepe, an iconic and typical first course, and a favourite with our customers. This month we decided to give you the lowdown on our recipe, with a list of reasons why this emblematic star of Roman cuisine is so popular at our restaurant. You can also trust the views of our diners who have tried this speciality; you’ll understand why it’s universally loved.
Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t miss the cacio e pepe at Ristorante Amedeo:
1) We put tradition at centre stage
We describe ourselves as a typical Roman restaurant: indeed, our aim is always to offer traditional dishes, alongside more innovative and creative options. Every dish is prepared with love and care, relying on original recipes and trusting in our roots.
For us, the Roman food experience means being transported by the unmistakable aromas and flavours of the city, like the ones you can find at our restaurant. A perfect example of this is our Cacio e Pepe with fresh home-made tonnarelli and a mix of special peppers, a classic of Roman cuisine that encapsulates all the popular soul of the city.
“I had the cacio e pepe […]. it was really faithful to the original version: pungent, intense and full of flavour.” – Grazia
2) We choose the best quality ingredients
An example of Rome’s humble cucina povera, this typical Roman dish manages to win the hearts of all, thanks to its simplicity. In fact, as the name implies, cacio e pepe is a minimalist recipe, using just two ingredients: pecorino romano and black pepper.
Our chefs select the best ingredients from local suppliers every day, to offer a superb cacio e pepe using pecorino romano DOP cheese and a blend of special peppers, freshly ground. We do all this to give our customers a superior culinary experience, worthy of representing the true flavours of Rome.
“I was looking for a good cacio e pepe, and the one I got was excellent and unforgettable.” – Gaudio
3) We create a combination of flavours that makes all the difference
You don’t need much to make pasta cacio e pepe, but it takes a lot of passion and experience to make it really delicious. Our skilled chefs know how to combine the rough texture of fresh home-made tonnarelli with a luscious and flavourful cream of pecorino, to please the most exacting palate.
When you eat it, the aromas of Roman food are released from the very first forkful; the intense flavour and the consistency of the pasta create a unique combination that gives this traditional dish a deliciousness that’s hard to beat.
“It’s easy to talk about cacio e pepe and amatriciana, but for the first time I can say I’ve experienced the traditional flavours of Rome.” – Angela
Come and try the cacio e pepe at Ristorante Amedeo
A couple of ingredients, the perfect pairing of pasta and sauce et voilà… get ready to experience an extraordinary flavour explosion. The cacio e pepe at Ristorante Amedeo is truly exquisite, an unmissable first course that all our customers recommend.
Choose us for your traditional Roman lunch or special dinner. We can’t wait for you to try our cacio e pepe, and all our other specialities!