A little guide to the street food lover
Street food is an art, a new way to eat the traditional food. This quick, convenient and useful way to serve traditional Italian dishes is more popular than ever, even among the most incredulous.
The concept of street food isn’t new in Rome. Since more than 2,000 years a lot of stalls selling cheap snacks in the city center. Nowadays some of the city’s finest dishes are meant to be savored on-the-go, a little chaotic, but absolute delicious.
In the following lines, we are going to show you the best street food in Rome.
Panino alla Romana
Filled sandwich (ciabatta or ciriola) with cicoria and allesso, picchiapò, chicken “alla cacciatora”, porchetta, polpetta di bollito or artichoke.
A bland of tramezzini (triangular sandwiches, made with soft white bread) and pizza dough, filling with: tripe, coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew), caponata (cooked vegetable salad) and others typical Roman dishes.
Pizza al taglio
Pizza-by-the-slice is pizza rossa, pizza bianca and potato pizza are some of the most popular choices
A fried rice ball with tomato sauce, mincemeat and mozzarella
Filetto di Baccalà
Battered and deep fried cod-fish
Pastry filled with whipped cream
Ice grated from a slab – the “checca”, precisely – with a special iron machine. The grattacheccaro fills a glass of large strips of ice, much thicker than the “snow” of the granita, and then seasoned with every type and combination of syrups possible together with pieces of fresh fruit
Pizza e Mortazza
Pizza bianca filled with mortazza (roman slang for mortadella salami)