Italy has some of the best food in the world and Roman dishes are right up there with the best in the country. The culinary traditions have evolved over the centuries and blended with modern techniques to great amazing dishes. You’ll find four famous pasta sauces of Rome (carbonara, cacio e pepe, Amatriciana and Gricia), vegetables such as artichoke and zucchini flowers, tender meats that make the most of the off-cuts and ray fish soups.
You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the Lazio region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.
One of the most important things about Italian food is that it is made for sharing. So these Roman dishes are the ideal reason to bring friends or family together. They will all be admiring your great cooking!
The Best Roman Dishes
The term supplì comes from the ‘Italianised’ French word for surprise. These make a fantastic appetiser or buffet dish. The cheese is melted so as you can pull them apart and have it stretch like elastic.
Recipe created by Manu.
The star of this recipe here is the guanciale, which is cured pork jowl (i.e. neck). The surface is seasoned with an assortment of salt and spices (e.g. pepper, sage, rosemary, and garlic) and its known for its high fat content that is extremely flavourful.
Recipe created by Team J.
While potato gnocchi is made in all parts of Italy, semolina flour gnocchi is a Roman specialty. The baked gnocchi comes to the table basted with butter and generously covered with parmesan.
Recipe created by Giangi.
Super tender veal cutlets topped with Italian prosciutto and scented with sage. The dish is incredibly simple to make but also utterly delicious.
Recipe created by Svitlana.
Nothing beats walking around the Italian capital with fresh gelato. You can recreate that feeling at home by making your own creamy ice cream.
Recipe created by Amy.
Carciofi alla Romana is a classic of the Roman cuisine. This recipe, traditionally served as an appetiser or a side dish, is extremely tasty, healthy, and simple at the same time.
Recipe created by Filippo.
When you’re in a real hurry or just too tired to cook anything too elaborate, here’s a great solution: cacio e pepe, literally ‘cheese and pepper’, a Roman pasta dish usually made with spaghetti or bucatini.
Recipe created by Frank.