An open wood-fired grill and classic dishes such as ribollita (a thick bread and vegetable soup) and pici (fresh, thick pasta) with wild hare sauce are the draw at this great family-run Tuscan trattoria near the Vatican. The cuts of beef visible at the entrance tell you right away that the house special is the prized bistecca alla fiorentina—a thick grilled steak seared on the outside and rare in the middle, with its rub of gutsy Tuscan olive oil
and sea salt forming a delicious crust to keep in the natural juices. Seating outside on the sidewalk in warm weather is a nice touch.
May 27, 2008
The atmosphere of this restaurant would lead you to believe that the prices would be much higher instead of an excellent value. The wait staff however knew little English. Overall, a great lunch stop after visiting the Vatican museums.