Food - Drink
Why Rome's Centocelle Neighborhood Is A Must-Visit For Food Lovers
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
If you’re a foodie — and who isn’t these days? — then you must add Centocelle to your list of must-visit travel spots. Centocelle is a reinvented quarter on the outskirts of Rome that has come onto the scene as the spot for food, drinks, and fun and has earned a reputation as a haven for all things gastronomy.
It’s an indisputable fact that Italian food is popular, and while Rome retains the flavors of traditional Italian food, the city’s evolving cuisine speaks to modernity, especially in Centocelle. The borough was originally where the working class lived, and although waves of gentrification altered the landscape, its food scene has come out stronger.
With plenty of pasticcerie, pizzerie, osterie, and specialty shops that double as eateries alongside funky brewhouses and plenty of nontraditional options — offering fried chicken, sushi, and savory gelato — the borough has it all. Some favorites include Bar Orazio, Pizzeria Da Guistina, Pro Loco Dol, and Menabò.