Who else to give you the absolute best advice about best eating in Rome, but the infamous Roman taxi drivers!
Here are the top six recommendations of places to eat in Rome:
Pizzeria Remo - A 75 year old pizzeria considered among the best in Rome, frequented by locals (always a very good sign) and every pizza is baked to order on the spot. The pizza bianca con fiori di zucca is highly recommended. Serves dinner only; closed Sundays.
Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatice, 44 Testaccio. Phone +39 6 574 6270
La Fraschetta del Pesce - A new restaurant specialising in fresh seafood. The owner's son supplies fresh seafood daily from Anzio. Lovely dishes from just €13 and up to €40. Serves both lunch and dinner; closed Mondays
Via e d'Aborea, 40 - 42, Nomentano. Phone +39 6 4424 4818. Web www.lafraschettadelpesce.it
La Tavernaccia da Bruno - the chef in this trattoria is said to frequently be called out from the kitchen by patrons to take compliments on his rigatoni alla carbonara (€9) and trippa alla romana (tripe in a delecate tomato sauce (€12). Open for both lunch and dinner; closed Wednesdays.
Via Panfilo Castaldi, 12, Trastevere. Phone +39 6 581 2792. Web www.latavernacciaroma.com
La Nuova Cantinetta - A definitive Roman trattoria nestled between two apartment buildings in the Garbatella quarter of Rome. A frequent haunt of the local taxi drivers (tassiti). Prices are low with dishes from €6. Both lunch and dinner are served here; closed Sundays.
Via Basilio Brollo, 7, Garbatella. Phone +39 6 513 5809.
Il Tunnel - great seafood dishes here, from as little as €7, but it is the affogato (home made custard ice cream drizzled with espresso (€6) for which this place is renowned. Serves both lunch and dinner; closed Mondays.
Via Arezzo, 11, Nomentano. Phone +39 6 4423 6808
Perilli - this restaurant, while a little dearer than the ones above serves great food. This was once a favourite of Frank Bruni, the New York Times restaurant critic. Rigatoni alla carbonara is €13. Perilli serves both lunch and dinner and is closed on Wednesdays.
Via Marmorata, 39, Testaccio. Phone +39 6 574 2415.