After an adventurous day exploring the breathtaking Colosseum, what could be better than a delicious Roman style pizza? Restaurants around popular tourist attractions are always looking for tourists to trick into eating subpar pizza at astronomical prices. This is why it is crucial to know the right places to eat in popular tourist locations. Next time you’re exploring the Colosseum area, head the following restaurants for a pizza worthy of the Roman emperors. At the following places, you can find some of the best pizza near the Colosseum.
Alle Carrette is a 10 minute walk away from the Colosseum and is tucked away in a small corner. This restaurant is known for their amazing pizzas which are cooked on a wood-fired oven. The pizza here is Roman style, so thin and crispy, great for those who love a little crunch. The mushroom and sausage pizza is a customer favorite while the house wine and tiramisu seem to be a big hit as well. If you happen to be traveling with someone who isn’t the biggest pizza fan, they’ve also got plenty of other dishes to choose from. Modest prices and outdoor seating are also options at this establishment which can be particularly great during the summer months.
Pizzeria di Sforza Piero
Located exactly a very short walk from the Colosseum, Pizzeria di Sforza Piero provides great pizza by the slice options. Though not a sit-down restaurant, this place is perfect to have a nice slice of pizza in your hands quickly. This is one of the best places for a very rustic, no frills pizza. Since the 1960’s, Piero has been baking fresh pizza daily to the delight of the neighborhoods residents and the tourists. Be sure to try the zucchini pizza and to bring cash as cards of any kind are not accepted. Known for the abundant amount of mozzarella they put on their pizzas, you surely won’t be disappointed by their selection. Enjoy!
Li Rioni a Santiquattro
Since 1986, Li Rioni has been offering authentic, thin crust, crispy Roman style pizza. The dough is left to rise between 24 and 48 hours to create a very fragrant and highly digestible pizza. Li Rioni’s pizza is always cooked in a wood-burning oven. Cooking the pizza in this type of heat source makes for a very fast cooking time. The pizzas ingredients should also remain untouched so that they will retain their flavors and aromas. Offered in many different variations, all of the ingredients used at Li Rioni are carefully selected based on their freshness. Not only can you expect to enjoy a great pizza here, but you’ll also be able to take in the scenic districts of Rome while you dine.
These local places offer different interpretations of local Roman cuisine, namely pizza. For a tasty meal after an adventurous day seeing the sights in the Eternal City or taking a Colosseum Arena Floor Tour, stop in at one of these restaurants to sample some delightful Roman style pizza. Don’t forget to make reservations when possible…Happy eating!
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