In the shadow of the Pantheon, this trattoria, open since 1961, delights the tourists who tend to come for lunch. There's an air of authenticity, witnessed by Roman antique shop owners who've been regulars here for a generation—to wit, well-dressed older gentlemen who come here to enjoy a leisurely meal... and scold the waitress, by name, when she brings coffee before the profiteroles. This is the place to try Roman artichokes or vignarola (a fava bean, asparagus,
pea, and guanciale stew) in the spring, or the wild boar bruschetta in winter. Pastas are filling and great, and secondi deliver all the Roman staples: oxtail, baby lamb chops, tripe, meatballs, and other hearty fare.