Peter Loewe, a Swedish food journalist, has lived in Rome for more than 30 years. Here he offers a guide to the places he knows and admires, paying particular attention to those he feels get overlooked on popular websites. (Similarly, he avoids any places starred by Michelin).
With chapters on trattorias, restaurants, pizzerias, wine bars, cafes, gelaterias, and food shops, Loewe seeks to cover as much of the city as possible, inspired in good part by his conviction that "many of the best, and above all most authentic eateries, lie outside the city center. Roman culinary traditions and family recipes are better preserved" there. Loewe's entries are vivid, full of local characters, and rounded out with tips about best times to dine to beat crushes of neighborhood residents.
Paperback, Color and black-and-white photos throughout.