Reason #5376 to love Rome: Volpetti delicatessen

Volpetti, RomeIf you’re visiting Rome and doing it right, there is no reason you should be feeling hungry between meals.

Nevertheless, to be fully versed in Rome’s food culture, no visit to the Eternal City is complete without a stop at Volpetti, on Via Marmorata in the Testaccio neighborhood.

Be sure to stop in and have a look around. Volpetti has a wide selection of prosciutto,  bresoala, sausages, mozzarella, cheeses, pasta, gnocchi, wines and preserves.

Volpetti, RomeYou can also have sandwiches made to take on a picnic lunch.

There are also torte rustiche, pastas and appetizers that you can take home for a delicious dinner.

Romans love their fried antipasti, especially fried baccalà and  fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers), as well as the arrancini, balls of rice. All of these Roman favourites can be purchased prepared, ready to be fried up in your kitchen.

Just around the corner from the shop is Volpetti più, open for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday.

Volpetti, RomeThis is a tavola calda (cafeteria), where you can select what you want to eat (pastas, lasagne, fried specialties, meatballs, cheeses, pizza) in a casual setting. Prices are reasonable.

It’s a great place to stop to eat if you are visiting nearby, not-to-be-missed attractions like the Cemetery of Artists and Poets, see my earlier post.

Buon appetito!

Volpetti is located on Via Marmorata, 47. Volpetti più is on Via Alessandro Volta, 8, just around the corner from the main shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 – 15: 30 and from 17:30 – 21:30

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  1. frankieandgiuseppe on September 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Great, never knew it was a tavola calda too. That’s one more excuse to make a much-delayed first visit!

    • kimberlysullivan on September 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Ah, yes. The tavola calda is worth the visit when you’re in the neighborhood. Hope you’ve been enjoying the Abruzzo mountains this summer!

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