Found this neighborhood pizzeria/trattoria during a five night stay at the nearby Villa Rome B&B (also reviewed). If you are visiting Rome and want to try that proverbial restaurant where the clientele is "all locals", Da Caporale is a good choice. Not a lot of English spoken by the staff but enough is spoken and they do have an English-language menu. Da Caporale is away from the center of Rome a bit but that's all the better for getting the true local flavour and the restaurant actually couldn't be any easier to find. I wound up going to Da Caporale for dinner on three separate nights. Tried a different pasta dish each night, everything was great and the prices were reasonable. Kept meaning to try one of their pizzas as they appear to do a roaring pizza business, both for dining in and for carry out. Never did get to ordering a whole pizza but I did try a slice one night and can confirm that the pizza is ace with a thin crispy crust! The staff recommended the pasta all'amatriciana during my last visit. I followed their recommendation and can confirm that dish as being a winner! Getting there: Da Caporale is located immediately adjacent to the Ottavia train station on the suburban FM3 line. Ottavia is a 16 minute train ride from the Valle Aurelia station (connection with the Metro A), exit at Ottavia following the signs for Via Trionfale. Da Caporale will be on your immediate left. The 907 bus also runs along Via Trionfale from the Cipro Metro station, stops almost in front of the restaurant, and is a good option for returning to the city late in the evening.
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