I kid you not, this restaurant was right outside the front door of where I used to live. Can you say charming?
I kid you not, this restaurant was right outside the front door of where I used to live. Can you say charming?

Ciao ItaliaPass insiders! Time flies when you're having fun, and we're already coming to the end of Rome week. For today's roundup, we're talking Roman food. Are you up to the challenge?

Return travelers: We're looking for everything about food in Rome! Restaurant recommendations. Mouth-watering Roman food photos. Unforgettable Roman food stories. Share one, share many!

First-time visitors: What do you want to know about food and dining in Rome? What foods are you anxiously waiting to try?

I'll start us off! 

Restaurant recommendation: I always recommend Da Enzo in Trastevere. I used to go there when I lived in the neighborhood many years ago, as far back as 2003. It's a well-known spot now, but it maintains its down-home character and traditional Roman food choices. I still don't think it's overrated.

You can tell that penne pasta is properly
You can tell that penne pasta is properly al dente when you can still see a thin ring where the pasta remains slightly uncooked. This is the carbonara at Da Enzo.

Favorite Roman food: Honestly, who can resist the supplì? For a modern twist on a Roman street food classic, hit up one of the Trapizzino locations.

Unforgettable Roman food stories: Have a listen to the Rome episode of The Nomadic Foodist Show. Chris interviewed YOURS TRULY and it was a joyful and informative little chat!

I hope Rome Week has gotten you super excited for the Eternal City. Where shall we go next week, ItaliaPass insiders? Any suggestions? Just leave those right here in the comments section, along with all your Rome tips and tricks for foodies.

And, just in case you missed them—you have all weekend to catch up on all the other challenges, too!