With its long wooden tables, hard-back booths, and free-flowing beer, this casual restaurant in a 16th-century palazzo might seem more like a Munich beer hall than a popular Roman hangout that's been around since 1906. But remember that in the far northern reaches of Italy, locals speak as much German as they do Italian, and that's where Birreria Peroni draws its inspiration. The goulash and the many sausage specialties certainly provide a respite from pasta and tomato
sauce. The bonus is that this is one of the few places in the historic center of Rome where you can fill up on protein for very few euros.