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Rome Restaurants

Checchino dal 1887

  • Via di Monte Testaccio 30 Map It
  • Testaccio
  • Italian

Updated 04/02/2015

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Literally carved out of a hill of ancient shards of amphorae, Checchino remains an example of a classic, upscale family-run Roman restaurant, with one of the best wine cellars in the region. Though the slaughterhouses of Testaccio are long gone, an echo of their existence lives on in the restaurant's soul food—mostly offal and sundry cuts like trippa (tripe), pajata (intestine with the mother's milk still inside), and coratella (sweetbreads and beef heart) are all still on the menu for Roman purists. For the less adventuresome, house specialties include braised milk-fed lamb with seasonal vegetables. It's always a classic, but note that Checchino is really beginning to show its age.

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Via di Monte Testaccio 30, Rome, Latium, 00153, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun., Mon., Aug., and 1 wk at Christmas
  • Reservations essential

Updated 04/02/2015


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