Have you eaten Rome's very best pizza?

Old May 14th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Have you eaten Rome's very best pizza?

If so, I'd love to know where it was!

In this week's Fodor's newsletter, we have a shortlist of our favorite pizza spots in Rome:

Acchiapafantasmi
http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/i...ity_42007.html

Da Baffetto
http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/i...ity_38439.html

Dar Poeta
http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/i...ity_38462.html

La Gallina Bianca
http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/i...ity_52736.html

Panattoni
http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/i...ity_42009.html

What have we missed? I've also added links to our reviews above in case you'd like to post your own review there---we'd love to know your take.

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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Looking at Google maps, it looks like Panattoni might have changed names to Pizzeria Ai Marmi Srl though I see there are many references to either name on the web.
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Not a reastaurant, but a fabulous place for a slice to walk around with (and other bread/baked goods):

Roscioli, in Via dei Chiavari (between Largo Argentina and Campo de' Fiori)

Always hot, ironing-board size pizzas -- have the counter man whack off a piece and slap it onto a piece of wax paper.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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I've been going to Da Baffetto for around 25 years and while it's great, I think Pizzeria Remo in Testaccio is better. The crust is extremely thin, with just the right amount of crispy, burned edges. All the toppings are extremely fresh and delicious but my favorite is the proscuitto and funghi.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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I popped these locations (including your two suggestions kayd and Grinisa) into a google map. I believe I have the right locations--some are trickier to find than others.

http://tinyurl.com/57jnvj
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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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I like Pizza Re; I think I wrote about it in my report from 2007:


http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34931625
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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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Yes, we ate at Da Baffetto twice on our recent trip to Rome. We were in Rome for 7 days and ate at Da Baffetto on the first day. We then went back on our last day in Rome for more of their great pizza. We are still talking about it.
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I prefer Pizzeria Pasquino (in Piazza Pasquino, of course). Made on the spot, pipping hot, very crusty, slightly burned = perfect.

Try the Capricciosa (capricious) with mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, tomato, half hard-boil egg, cooked ham, olives, oil. Each slice is different!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Thanks Katie,
I am printing the map out to take with me next month.
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Katie,

I've been to La Gallina Bianca and it's quite near Termini, not Ciampino as on Katie's map . . .
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We have eaten at Baffetto twice and we like it a lot.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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A second for Pizzaria Remo. Take the Metro to Piramide, walk west on via Marmorata (sp?) a few blocks, turn left and ask anyone for directions. Its a local institution. Lots of tables outside, too.
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Ellen...you're right! Google read the abbreviated A. for Antonio incorrectly. I've fixed it I think now.
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Perfect timing!! We leave Australia tonight for Rome!! I will print this out before we leave.
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I added Pizzaria Remo--I think I have it right.
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bookmarking.

I think I tried Pizza Re 3 years ago.

One place I found near Piazza Barberini was upstairs.

Cheese just melted in your mouth and the ham was nicely chopped into a stringy form. All topping top-notch.

Can't remember the name though. You go up the stairs in a building a couple of doors north of the Easy Internet Cafe.
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The only one of those I've eaten at is Da Baffetto. While it is a lot of fun (being kept at the door and then seated with strangers is part of the fun), I honestly wasn't blown away by the pizza -- maybe because one of ours was burned, and the other was rather bland and devoid of any spices.

My favorite is just about a block or so away calle La Montecarlo. The crusts are paper thin and always perfectly cooked. I really love this place. The waiters are a lot of fun.
Here's their website which is equally fun:

http://www.lamontecarlo.it/
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Curious folks can read the entire article mentioned in my OP here:
http://www.fodors.com/news/story_3010.html
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I agree with Neopatrick. I found DaBaffetto very disappointing especially after a very long wait for the pizza. I think you can do better at many other places.
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I also agree with Sally and NeoPatrick. DB was good, and we had a great table where we could watch the guys work (I actually have the exact same photograph as the one in the article--well, almost), but I frankly wasn't astounded at the pizza. I'm going to try Dar Poeta when I'm in Rome next week, since my hostel is in Trastevere. Any thoughts?
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