Says Indagare insider Alberto Moncada, the owner of boutique hotel Margutta 54: “This restaurant hasn’t changed in eighty years. It has no phone, no cash register, doesn’t take reservations, and doesn’t serve coffee. And yet, this charming spot is worth the effort. If you’re feeling sociable, sit at the group table in the back. It’s usually possible to walk in for lunch, but expect a wait for dinner if you arrive after 8:30 p.m.”
Romans argue over the best pizza places and the best gelaterias, but Ivo usually tops the lists for pizza lovers. It’s a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria in Trastevere that serves incredible thin-crust pizza. When you see the simple dining rooms, you may find it hard to believe that this is where Tom Cruise came to eat when he was in Rome. (The checkered tablecloths and brusque wait staff were clearly not the draw.) But once you try the pizza, you will understand why people wait in line for tables. Skip the fried starters, which are no better than fair food, and stick with the delicious pizzas. They have selections of white and red pizza (without and with tomatos), all of which come with a huge variety of toppings.
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