I got this app, Parla’s Rome, to browse interesting restaurants to visit while on our vacation. This Pommidoro restaurant was one of them, offering traditional Roman cuisine and some dishes which were slightly rarer to see in menus of other restaurants.
We started off with some antipasto (14e), which included olives, (strong) cheese and prosciutto, with the obligatory bread and olive oil.
The nibbles were quite good, high quality and I really liked them, although the cheese was slightly too much for the kids.
A little wine (they had their house wine in small bottles, which I found quaint) and bread, the antipasto and a warm summer breeze on the terrace, located at a charming little piazza.
This was a very lovely little dinner with the family. And the life on the piazza was interesting to look at, it really came to life during the early evening.
My wife had the spaghetti aglio e Olio (8e), which she so adores. She found the dish to be a bit too rustic, before she has got versions with slightly thinner pasta. It was good, but not the best she has had.
Our older daughter had the Spaghetti alla carbonara and she liked it ok, but was not enamored by it. Probably the ample antipasto had a play in this also. I felt that this was a good version of the dish.
Our son had the ragú, once more. This time it was with fettucine and he loved it. And I do have to say that this was rather good, after tasting it.
For some reason I went for the rabbit, i.e. the Coniglio alla Cacciatora (11e) and Cicoria (4e), probably because you rarely see rabbit on the menu. I found the meat to be rather dry, but well seasoned. The chicory side was ok.
The decor of the place was very typical and authentic for such a restaurant. The curved roof of the dining hall in the cellar was atmospheric and the doorways were filled with pictures of old guests, some of them famous.
The service was quick and attentive and we had a good time at the restaurant. The outside terrace was well suited for dining outside.
The area around the restaurant seemed to be busting at the seams during evening and I would guess that it would be well suited for going for a bar-hopping.
There were some art pieces on display also.
|Piazza dei Sanniti 46, 00185 Rome, Italy