Fiaschetteria Beltramme – Rome (near Pincio Garden and Spagna – Spanish Steps off Via del Corso)

This restaurant was a recommendation by my friend Scott Sullivan and he didn’t steer us wrong!!!

We had spent a long day walking to the Pincio gardens, Medici Palace, and the Spanish Steps. We were machines that day and finished early since neither of us lolly gagged. We walked by way of the Via del Corso which is the main shopping strip in Rome and discussed having dinner. We decided upon the Fiaschetteria Beltramme since it was in the area but since we finished early we went back home. We took an hour nap and then ventured out again to the restaurant because they don’t take reservations. We got there in plenty of time and had some wine at an Enoteca a few doors down (Enoteca Antica – “B+”). I rated a few wines there.

Upon seating outside we were greeted by our server who did speak a little english so that made ordering a bit easier.

I ordered the Riggatoni alla Cesaretto (owner) and this pasta dish has pesto, arugula, cherry tomato, and mozzarella. WOW! I can’t believe the pasta here. It blows the pasta in America away. Not to say we can’t get good pasta, but as a whole, the pasta dishes here are amazing. As I recollect, I can easily name my top 5 dishes and 4 of them are pasta. 🙂

I started this blog at the restaurant but am finishing it on the plane. This dish was easily in the top two of the whole trip. The pasta which was slightly al dente, paired with the pesto sauce (not overly spiced nor too much garlic), with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella was a symphony of flavors in our mouths. I can’t even recall what else we ate because the pasta was off the charts. (A)

One response to this post.

  1. Oh, my! That does look delicious.

    You hit the nail on the head. In Italy, the food is very fresh. They keep ingredients simple and they don’t man-handle it so you taste the purity of everything. Incredible!

    Reply

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