Destination: Italy: Rome
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Another highly recommended pizza place, this Trastevere restaurant has tables outdoors and great pies.
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This family-friendly pizza place, between the Colosseum and Piazza della Repubblica, is considered one of the best in the city.
On the ground floor of the same building that houses the most formal of the Gusto restaurants, Gusto Pizzeria specializes in just what its name declares: Pizza. Wood-oven pizzas with lots of different toppings are served along with salads and standbys like fried calamari. The industrial chic atmosphere is warmed up by brick walls and leather banquettes. In warm weather, the best tables are outside. The weekend brunch has become a popular tradition here, and it’s done with a twist because you are charged according to the weight of your plate once you have loaded it up from the buffet.
Just a stone’s throw from the Piazza Navona is Lo Zozzone, a down and dirty pizza joint that serves some of the best pizza bianca (high rise pizza bread) in Rome. Pizzas come with “anything you like inside” (the restaurant’s slogan) so the possibilities are endless. Fillings range from prosciutto cotto to brie and grilled eggplant.
Another famous Roman take-out spot, Pizzarium is located in walking distance to the Vatican. There’s no where to sit, though locals who come for the fluffy pies with such organic toppings as wild asparagus, eggplant and cherry tomatoes, don’t mind. Closed Sundays.
The best place in town for authentic pizza romana, Remo is a Testaccio institution, with a prime location on the district’s main piazza. You can sit at wonky tables balanced on the pavement, or in the cavernous interior, overseen by Lazio team photos. The bruschette al pomodoro are the finest in Rome. A park with swings right across the road makes this a great place to eat with kids.
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