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$$ Aventino and Testaccio Roman

Literally carved into the side of a hill made up of ancient shards of amphorae, this upscale, family-run establishment has an exceptional wine cellar and stellar contemporary cocktails that incorporate traditional local ingredients. One of the first restaurants to open near Testaccio's (now long-closed) slaughterhouse, it still serves classic offal dishes—though the white-jacketed waiters are happy to suggest other options.

Roman Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Via di Monte Testaccio 30
Rome, Latium  00153, Italy


Known For:
  • Old-school Roman cooking
  • Old-school Roman waiters
  • Coda alla vaccinara (Roman-style oxtail)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Aug., and 1 wk at Christmas, Reservations essential

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