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Five Of The Best Cheap Eats in Rome

Travelers Today       By    Czarina Ara Lasco

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 05:58 AM EDT

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Food hopping in Rome can be quite painful for one’s pockets. But there are a number of excellent food stores in the city that serve equally tasty meals without you spending too much of your budget.
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If you are on a tight budget or just want to make the most out of your money in Rome, here is a list of places with cheap and delicious meals that you can check out. 

Osteria Della Suburra

This restaurant does not take advantage of their favorable location to capitalize on tourists. The shop was located in the Monti neighborhood near The Colosseum and they serve amazing pasta dishes like carbonara and gricia together with a huge array of meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. A meal will cost around 25-30€, but beware because the place tends to be crowded and the service will be slow during busy days.


At first glance, the elaborate and cool-looking industrial designs of the restaurant will make anyone think that this is an expensive high-end dining place. Fortunately, that is not the case as pizzas start from €7 and salads from €10. According to Hostel World, there are also lighter choices for those who wants a low carb meal like their Pizza Cilieggina. One of the twists of this pizza is that it does not sport the usual tomato sauce but instead adorned with cherry tomatoes, rocket, baked olives, parmesan, and lashings of mozzarella cheese.


Pinsa is an ancient variety of pizza with an oval shape that can go with or without toppings. Prices for topped pinsas start from €4 where the huge selection includes pears, gorgonzola, walnuts and honey.  The plain pinsas on the other hand costs €3. The place is quite small and the food are usually took out but there are some barstools provided where you can grab a bite of their delicious pinsa.


When it comes to gelato or ice cream, Fatamorgana is a must visit stop. This is one of the best in the city in terms of ice cream where the products are absolutely gluten free and are not made with additives or artificial coloring. As per Telegraph, the flavors featured in the shop varies depending on the seasonal ingredients available. The gelato emporium was owned by Maria Agnese Spagnuolo and the prices for cones starts with €2 for two small scoops.

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli is hailed as one of the best bakeries on town but its traditional Italian bread and deluxe pastries are not its main attraction. Their pizza is what the locals are going crazy about with the mozzarella with tomato pizza as the best seller. They also serve freshly cooked pasta, ravioli ricotta, and pesto linguine. 

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