OK so The Pantheon, Vatican, Coliseum, Spanish Steps are on your "to do " list during your visit to Rome, well add one more thing, Hostaria Antica Roma. It's in some ancient catacombs built by emperor Augustus, and it is outside of the cities main attractions, a 16 euro cab ride from termini station, but this is definitely a dining experience not to be missed.
The owner is a charismatic, pretty well traveled guy named Paulo. He greeted us at the door and showed us around the restaurant and told my wife and I the history of the place.
We were there on a rainy Sunday night, and there was a major fudbol game on, so the place was pretty empty, but well worth it.
Food was amazing, and if he asks you if you like garlic, say YES, because he will bring you out a sample of a garlic cheese which is like no other you will find anywhere.
The price was pretty affordable, considerign what you are getting.
We had 2 bottles of wine, apps, 2 entrees, 2 main courses, 2 expressos, and 2 deserts, along with a complimentary chocolate mousse, and the bill came out to 108 euro's. Dining like this and experience's such as the one we had at Hostaria Antica, is the reason behind people travel. You have to try this place out, you will not regret it.
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