Some turn their noses up at this classic Roman trattoria, but it has all the usual suspects, including locals straight out of central casting and gruff but good-natured service. The classic local pastas here are good bets, with delicious versions of carbonara, amatriciana, and rigatoni with a coda alla vaccinara (stewed oxtail) tomato sauce. Secondi like meatballs, chicken hunter's style, and stewed tripe are all excellent options. The grilled eggplant preserved in olive oil and vinegar, with a nice kick of peperoncino, is a killer side dish not to be overlooked. Outdoor seating in warm months is the way to go.
Via Galvani 43–45, Rome, Latium, 00153, Italy