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.
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.
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.
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