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A simple but popular appetizer consisting of a celery stick dipped in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Porchetta alla Romana

Suckling pig pieces sauteed in olive oil and seasoned with white wine, garlic and herbs. (Romans and their surrounding neighbors also love spit roasting the baby pig whole.)


Literally, Jumps into the Mouth. Consists of thin Prosciutto and veal slices (the first laid upon the second) sauteed in butter and accented with sage and white wine.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

One standard recipe calls for the pasta being tossed simply with a sauce comprising pancetta (a salted but unsmoked form of bacon) and raw egg yolks. Other equally popular versions add ingredients such as cream, butter and cheese.

Spaghetti all' Amatriciana

Pasta topped with a sauce incorporating bacon, pepper, onions, and sometimes tomatoes, among other ingredients.

Spaghetti all' Arrabbiata

THe name "arrabiata" means "angry', Translates "angry spaghetti", refering to its spicy note.


Rome's egg-drop soup, consisting of a beaten egg stirred into a rich, hot chicken or beef broth and sprinkled with grated cheese. Sometimes it is thickened with semolina.

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