Fodor's Expert Review Osteria der Belli

$$ Trastevere Italian
One might overlook Osteria der Belli because of its proximity to the central square of Trastevere, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere—and that would be a crying shame. Leo, the owner, is Sardinian and has been running this place daily for over 35 years. While Roman dishes are on the menu, it excels at seafood and Sardinian cuisine. Try the sea bass carpaccio to start, the ravioli or fettuccine alla sarda (in a creamy mushroom sauce) to follow. All of the homemade pasta is supplied by Leo's sister, who runs the pasta house around the corner. Ask what fresh fish has just arrived and how it's recommended to be cooked. Between the friendly service and quality food, this one's a real find in an otherwise-touristy part of Trastevere. 
Italian Roman Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Family

Quick Facts

Piazza di Sant’Apollonia 11
Rome, Latium  00153, Italy

06-5803782

Known For:
  • Sea bass carpaccio
  • Ravioli or fettuccine alla sarda (in a creamy mushroom sauce)
  • Daily fresh fish offerings
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., and Feb., Closed Mon., and 3 wks in Jan.

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