Hello loves! I’ve been away and not posting any blog posts for two weeks, but I have a good reason. I was away in Rome, Italy for one week! Such a dream come true. For the second week, I was back at home thinking planning new content I want to begin writing. I’ve gotten to the conclusion that I want to begin sharing more personal content. Slowly my number of readers and followers on my blog has been growing. I want you and all my other readers to get to know me better as well. I’m not sure exactly what kind of personal content I will be sharing but, different content will be coming soon!
Okay back to the first part! I went to Italy and fell in love with every single thing there. I was living my best life and I never wanted to leave. I’ve decided that this week the topic is going to be all about Rome. To start the week, let’s talk about one of the best parts of Italy, the food.
I tried just about everything and anything. Your girl was in food heaven. I was in Rome for a week but quickly found three favorites that I had to share. So, let’s get into the good stuff.
My favorite restaurant for breakfast: Bar Trevi next to L’ Antico Forno Di Fontana Di Trevi
When in Rome I liked to keep my breakfast simple and, this place was perfect for that. Bar Trevi was not only in an amazing location, but it was amazing for a simple breakfast. I loved having a cappuccino and either a plain croissant or a ham and cheese panini. My sister and I loved to sit outside and enjoy our breakfast slowly while doing some European style people watching. I loved this little location and, getting to eat some delicious food while having the view of the Tervi fountain was a dream.
My favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner: Pietro Al Pantheon
We tired a few places for lunch and dinner, but this place was THE stop. We were lucky that our hotel was only 4 minutes away. Honestly, it was hard to not go eat there every single day. Everything I tried was amazing, but I have so say that the lasagna and the pasta carbonara were the dishes to try. I loved the whole vibe here!! It had a cute little outdoor seating area and, the inside was super small Italy vibes. Another plus is that it’s right next to the pantheon. Like what’s better than that? An amazing view and, there were so many other small cafes that you could go try some killer gelato. If you go here and you do want some gelato, then let me tell you about this amazing place with the best gelato ever that was only 7 minutes away.
My favorite gelato: Giolitti
If you don’t go to Italy and have an unhealthy amount of gelato then you’re doing Italy wrong. I can honestly say that I regret not eating it more than I did. This place was such an amazing find and the gelato was HEAVENLY. Here’s the thing, there are certain signs to pay attention too. That way you can find authentic gelato and not that fake stuff that unfortunately is a popular thing. I saw several places that were full, but so clearly weren’t serving the real thing. To keep things simple, here are three key signs. Pay attention to the banana flavor gelato. Make sure that color isn’t an over the top un-natural color of bright yellow. It should be a beige and a more natural color. The same thing goes for pistachio, it should be an almost brown color. There were several gelato places that the pistachio was a bright green color and, I just knew that wasn’t the thing. Next up see how the gelato looks like in the pan ( is that the right name lol?). The gelato should lay almost flat and leveled with the pan. Some gelato places have the icecream looking fluffy and high up. I learned that real gelato doesn’t hold up like this. OKAY, BACK TO WHY THIS IS THE PLACE. This gelato is so good. I crave it daily and, it kills me that I need to get on an 11hr flight to get this little scoop of heaven. My three favorite flavors were coffee, pistachio, and banana. Oh, I should also mention the magical free additional cream that they put on top of your gelato. I am not a person who likes cream, but this one I could eat a bowl of by its self. I always got the size small which you could get up to two flavors of and, I thought it was a very big amount. They give you a lot per scoop and, the best part was that it was only 3 euros. You have to try this place, you will be in love and crave it forever.
My favorite Tiramisu: Two Sizes
This is a little corner cafe that specializes in tiramisu and its the best one we tried there. So creamy, flavorful, and honestly, I have never tried a tiramisu that tasted this good. They have two sizes of tiramisu; small and large. They even have a tiny one that’s in a chocolate cup. The large was only 3.50 euros and more than enough. I had the classic tiramisu flavor, but they also had pistachio and I believe cherry. I’ve heard from a lot of people that all of the flavors are amazing so, its a must-try. They have very limited seating inside, but the outside is beautiful. Take advantage and take your tiramisu to go and enjoy beautiful Italy.
My favorite place for a cup of coffee: La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D’oro
When I found this place, I didn’t realize how big of a deal this little place was. I went in and ordered an espresso in a bar-style cafe. This coffee made me want to become a coffee person. I do like a cup of coffee every once in a while, but I never had a cup of coffee that made me want to drink it every single day. This place did and I made sure to buy a bag of coffee to take home. This place is known to have some of the best coffee in the world. Everything is prepared, roasted, and packed right there. They have a tone of drink options and lots of little pastries to pair up with your coffee. I’m pretty sure that if I lived in Rome, it would be hard to not stop by at least three times a day.
Rome has so many different options for food and, there was so much more to try. I had a lot of great things on this trip, but these three places were amazing. If you go to Rome make sure to add these must-try places in your to-do list!! Each place had a uniquely special feeling with delicious food to make your heart happy. I can’t wait to have the chance to go back to that beautiful country.
All the love,